Now in its 18th year, Ribfest Chicago continues to be Chicago's most anticipated street festival—averaging 50,000 pounds of pork and 60,000+ attendees who love to kick off summer at this three-day event.
As featured in local and national media, Ribfest Chicago invites all Chicagoland restaurant BBQ masters to compete for the title of "Best Ribs” and "People's Choice.” Returning for its seventh year in 2016, RibMania is the only sanctioned rib-eating contest in the Midwest. While ribs reign supreme, Ribfest Chicago is also a nationally recognized indie music festival, hosting two stages that feature all original music from top local and national acts. And parents love our "Kids Square” with two days
of family fun allowing children to slide, climb, jump, ride, dance and enjoy live entertainment all weekend long.
Ribfest provides a memorable weekend of lively music, family fun and satisfied appetites as we celebrate 18 years of unforgettable barbecue. We continue to strive to maximize exposure, increase market share and enhance the image of Ribfest Chicago and our partners. Reserve your space now and be part of this incredible promotional opportunity!