Ribfest Chicago

Things to do, Festivals Friday June 9 2017 - Sunday June 11 2017 Free
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Ribfest Chicago
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RibFest Chicago 2011

Head to North Center to dig into more than 50,000 pounds of ribs and BBQ and don't forget to grab some napkins. The annual celebration of saucy pork plays host to RibMania, the Midwest's only sanctioned rib-eating contest, which invites amateur and professional competitive eaters to chow down for a cash prize. After you get your fill of meat, catch sets from acts like alt-rockers Grizfolk, classic rock-insipred singer-songwriter Diane Coffee and alt-country outfit Banditos.


Venue name: Lincoln Avenue / Irving Park Road / Damen Avenue
Address: Lincoln Avenue

Cross street: Irving Park Road / Damen Avenue
Price: $5 suggested donation
Event website: http://www.ribfest-chicago.com/
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Craig L

It's also one of the best music FREE fests in Chicago since 1999 (way before Pfork, Lolla, DoD, Riot) featuring the same touring bands. 

Think energetic live indie/rock/pop/alt country shows (Orwells, Dale Earnhardt JrJr, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Jason Isbell, X Ambassadors, Wild Feathers, Features, J Roddy Walston, BRR, Jukebox the Ghost, HaHa Tonka, etc etc etc),