Ribfest Chicago

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Ribfest Chicago
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RibFest Chicago 2011

Head to Northcenter to dig into over 50,000 pounds of ribs and BBQ and don't forget to grab some napkins. The annual celebration of saucy pork will also play 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.

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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),