It’s the season of food festivals, street parties, and BBQs and one of Metro Vancouver’s biggest events combining all three is heading to town this weekend.
Port Moody Rotary Ribfest officially returns starting this Friday, July 21, taking place over three days this year until Sunday, July 23.
The annual celebration of all things ribs typically features a lively beer garden, live music, family-friendly events, tented seating, and of course, lots and lots of ribs.
This year, you can expect local craft beers from Brewer’s Row, food from award-winning pit masters, along with a fun kid’s zone, and other family-friendly activities.
The entire park will be transformed into a festival celebrating all things ribfest, including BBQ from seven different ribbers, as well as a vegetarian food truck and corn hut.
The whole park will be licensed too, which means you can enjoy a beer alongside your plate of food anywhere in the park – just lay out a blanket or pull up a chair and enjoy the live music. The festival will also have plenty of tables and chairs, both in the sun and shaded.
Ribfest will feature three bars this year: the Main Bar, the VIP Bar (in the VIP Zone), and the Lonetree Lounge.
Here are all the food and drink vendors you can look forward to checking out this year:
- Boss Hog’s BBQ
- Gator BBQ
- Grizzly BBQ
- Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ
- Pit Crew BBQ
- Rusty’s BBQ
- Smoke & Bones
Vegetarian and Kids Vendors:
- Meet2Eat Food Truck
- Corn Hut
- Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
- The Parkside Brewery
- Moody Ales & Co.
- Twin Sails Brewing
- Rewind Beer Co.
- Brave Brewing Company
- Hey Y’all
- Various wine vendors
When: July 21 to 23 from 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody