September 9-11, 2022

Fri-Sat 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-7pm
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Check out the food and festivities at Ribfest

A modern-day meat brigade! The best ribbers in town are coming together to serve your favourite meats this summer. Dine at the best barbecue in Calgary with some cold beer, live entertainment, raffles, and more!

Enjoy delicious ribs hot off the rack with your kids in the family area! If you love giving back, eating well, and spending time with your family, this is the event for you. With free entry, there isn’t anything standing in your way!

Enter our 50/50 draw for a chance to win prizes! Tickets will be sold at the event. Is there anything better than a warm summer day spent near the grill? We think not. And we want to share the sticky season with you, Calgary!

All donation proceeds go towards the Rotary Clubs of Calgary. Good food for a good cause, this is meat you can feel good about.

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Brought to you by the Rotary Clubs of Calgary.

A proud non-profit global service organization with 3 of the 13 clubs in Calgary and the area working together, we are thrilled to bring you Ribfest and continue to connect Calgarians and build stronger communities.

The Rotary Club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. The heart of Rotary is its local Clubs, which bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas and build relationships. Clubs are supported by The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of members and partners around the world, and Rotary International, which coordinates global programs and initiatives.

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How The Festival Works

Once you arrive, follow the signs to line up for delicious BBQ. We can't wait to see you!


1. Come off Crowchild to McMahon Stadium and park in the North parking lot.


2. Walk across to the South lot to the Rotary Ribfest YYC entrance.  Admission is free!


3. Volunteers will provide information and offer the opportunity to donate to Rotary, and purchase a 50/50 ticket.


4. Find the beer gardens for a nice cold beverage. 


5. Pick your favourite rib truck (or try all four)!


6. Find a seat and enjoy your meal along with the great live music.

7. Tell your friends and post on our social media.

Meet The Ribbers

Cooked on cherry wood, low and slow, we've got an incredible selection of vendors for the whole family to enjoy. All of your ribs have been slow-cooked for 5 hours, and your pulled pork for 14 hours. So yes... it's that good.

Pistol Pete's

Sauce – sweet and tangy

Oklahoma City

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Billy's BBQ

Sauce – sweet with a little heat

Midland, Michigan

Buckeye BBQ

Sauce – Smokey

St.Louis, Missouri

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Blazin' BBQ

Sauce – Bold BBQ

Chatam, Ontario

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Papa Jack's

Blooming Onion & French Fry

Meet the Bands

Armando Barahona

Friday Sept 9th
5:00pm – 6:00pm

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Jersey Boulevard

Friday Sept 9th
7:00pm – 9:30pm

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Saturday Sept 10th
12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Cream & Sugar Band

Saturday Sept 10th
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Steve McQueen Band

Saturday Sept 10th
6:00pm – 9:30pm

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Mike Sands

Sunday Sept 11th
12:00pm – 1:30pm

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All You Need Is Love (Tribute to the Fab 4)

Sunday Sept 11th
3:30pm – 6:30pm

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Meet the Vendors

Calgary Mini-Donuts, Cookie Dough Stand YYC Family Squeezed Lemonade

We are happy to have these three tasty YYC Food Trucks join us to satisfy your sweet tooth.  In addition take a few minutes to take a stroll through our Artisan Alley to learn more about the local goods and service providers noted in the drop down menu.

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A completely digital fintech company that begin in 2019. Neo offers a range of products including a rewards credit card and high-interest savings account.

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Gutter protection that protects your entire home from roof to foundation.

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Bring the love of woodworking to your home with beautiful, handcrafted furniture and décor. The do-it-yourself workshops allow to complete the Rusted Petal projects with their guidance and no experience is necessary.

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Hand craft and unique tumblers and mugs sure to personalize your drinking experiences. Deborah will be at Ribfest on Saturday and Sunday only.

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We offer mobile dental services in the comfort of your own home or long-term or retirement facility.

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A sustainable clothing brand that uses organics fabrics to create beautiful day wear and accessories that are Super Soft, Breathable and Comfy with a touch of heritage.

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Mr. Chang also known as Daddy C, is a chef from Jamaica. Daddy C’s Jerk Sauce is very versatile and spicy. It is Gluten and Dairy free and can be used on all meats, seafood, vegetables, beans and can be used as a dip.

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At Horton Park Dental, we help you maintain a healthy oral health and give you that gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. We are passionate about dentistry, and take great pride in helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. Our clinic is currently accepting patients of all ages and walks of life.

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Results-driven Calgary advertising agency that is centered around clarity, confidence, and client satisfaction.

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Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Candy Apples

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Reusable containers to keep your food fresh and your kitchen organized.

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Shelley is one of Canada’s most accomplished photographers with a long list of Canadian and International awards and accreditations. She holds a Master of Photographic Arts with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) and a Master of Photography with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Shelley owns and operates a portrait studio overlooking Fish Creek Park in SW Calgary.

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We can’t wait to bring back our regular Ribfest festival in 2022, complete with beer gardens and bands in addition to these great ribbers!

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We’re getting closer to Rotary Ribfest 2022! 👏
📅 September 9th – 11th, 2022 
📍McMahon Stadium, Calgary 
Did you hear the news? Rotary Rifest is back September 9th – 11th, 2022! It will be a weekend of tasty ribs, great live music, awesome local craft beer from Village Brewery, and a fun play zone for the kids. It is an event that should not be missed!
This year’s ribbers include: Pistol Pete's, Billy's BBQ, Buckeye BBQ and Blazin' BBQ.
Pistol pete’s smokin’ BBQ 🔥 All the way from Oklahoma City @pistolpetessmokehouse is coming to Calgary with their signature sweet and tangy sauce! All ribs cooked for 5 hours with cherry wood. We hope to see you there enjoying their lip-smackin’ BBQ! 🍗