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.

The Rotary Club

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

Stay tuned here for information on the musical entertainment which will be coming to Rotary Ribfest YYC

Meet the Bands

Ribfest 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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Did you miss us? 🤔 Good News! We’re back September 9th – 11th, 2022! We’re doing a walk-up style event this year and it’s going to be epic! It will be a weekend of tasty ribs, great live music, awesome local craft beer, 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.
Will you be stopping by? Let us know in the comments.
Come support @rotaryribfestyyc at McMahon Stadium in September.  Tour dates out for the whole tour so great ribs coming to a city near you all summer long!!! #Ribfest
Congratulations Stu Massey 🎉🎉 Ticket Number: #A1920 Prize: $ 5,032.50⠀
Thanks to everyone that participated in our 50/50 draw!
You should not miss this! Tomorrow is the final day of Ribfest and we'll be ready for you bright and early at 11am. Come for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or ALL the above 😆 😉
The Rotary Ribfest YYC 50/50 draw is now up to $ 1,500! 
All proceeds raised goes to support mental health and wellness charities in our city such as Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, I Can for Kids and It's A Crime Not to Read.