For all of the rockin’ blue, brews, and BBQ lovers, the Annual BBQ Ribfest is the place to be! With some of the best BBQ grilling teams, your taste buds will not want to miss the hot and spicy or sweet and tangy rib samples!

Blues, Brews, & BBQ | Fort Wayne Ribfest voted one of America's Best

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Ribfest is fun for rib lovers and music lovers alike, offering many choices of mouth-watering ribs to try from award-winning rib teams. Ribfest 2024 starts on Thursday, June 13th-16th and it is free Thursday-Saturday until 5:30 PM. 

Award-winning rib recipes from all over the country are featured at this festival, which was voted one of the top Ribfests in the country by Martha Stewart Magazine.

Not only does this festival care about FOOD, but it cares about FUN! This year the annual Ribfest will be featuring JUMP - Van Halen Tribute Band, Danny Garwood, Tyron Benoit Band, Big Daddy Dupree’s Broke & Hungry Blues Band, and Fort Wayne All-Stars Blues Jam. Rain or shine, Ribfest has you covered with a giant canopy tent and large eating area so that guests can enjoy their brews, blues, and BBQ’s, no matter mother nature’s plans. 

Each year upwards of 40,000 ribfeasters descend on Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne where over twenty-five tons of incredible BBQ is consumed during one of the community's favorite summer festivals. You don’t want to miss it!

 Pricing for alternative days is located on the BBQ Ribfest website.