Ribbers return to Brantford this weekend

News Aug 04, 2015 by Brian Shypula Brant News

Organizers are sticking with a recipe that works for the sixth annual Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest this weekend, Aug. 7-9.

All five professional “ribbers” from last year’s successful event are back for another grilling go-round at Cockshutt Park. Between them, Bad Wolf BBQ, Brickyard BBQ, Crazy Canucks, Gator BBQ and Tennessee Fatbacks served up more than four tons of ribs at last year’s event, which drew over 18,000 people over the three days.

“With the weather forecast for this weekend we’re anticipating 20,000-plus this year,” said spokesman Dave Wrobel of the Brantford Kinsmen.

“Having judged it last year, there is no way that anyone that comes out to participate in the events, listen to the music or enjoy the food is going to be disappointed in what they see and what they eat,” he said.

Last year, Brick Yard BBQ took home the People’s Choice, Best Chicken and Best Pig Rig awards, Bad Wolf BBQ won Best Ribs and Tennessee Fatbacks grabbed Best Sauce.

“I suspect we’re going to have a really tough competition and you’re going to see the camaraderie come out live and healthy,” Wrobel said.

There is lots of live music all three days.

The Grumpies open the event on Friday, followed by Slawek Barrie LaPointe.

Saturday’s lineup features Cross Town Traffic, Tyler Wilson Band, Barcode and Jukebox Jury.

Delta Shakers, Piano Man and Peeler perform on Sunday.

“I think we’ve got a great cross-selection of local talent,” Wrobel said.

Ribber awards will be handed out beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Kinsmen put a greater emphasis on making the event kid-friendly, Wrobel said. New sponsor HomeSense is aboard with its KidZone. Bouncy castles, pony rides, aquaball and a mini-midway are also part of the fun.

There are more than 30 vendors and a beer tent.

Ribfest supports the work of the Kinsmen and goes back into the community, including financial help for individuals and small group for things like minor sports fees.

It also supports cystic fibrosis, the national cause of the Kinsmen.

Ribfest hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Ribbers return to Brantford this weekend

News Aug 04, 2015 by Brian Shypula Brant News

Organizers are sticking with a recipe that works for the sixth annual Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest this weekend, Aug. 7-9.

All five professional “ribbers” from last year’s successful event are back for another grilling go-round at Cockshutt Park. Between them, Bad Wolf BBQ, Brickyard BBQ, Crazy Canucks, Gator BBQ and Tennessee Fatbacks served up more than four tons of ribs at last year’s event, which drew over 18,000 people over the three days.

“With the weather forecast for this weekend we’re anticipating 20,000-plus this year,” said spokesman Dave Wrobel of the Brantford Kinsmen.

“Having judged it last year, there is no way that anyone that comes out to participate in the events, listen to the music or enjoy the food is going to be disappointed in what they see and what they eat,” he said.

Last year, Brick Yard BBQ took home the People’s Choice, Best Chicken and Best Pig Rig awards, Bad Wolf BBQ won Best Ribs and Tennessee Fatbacks grabbed Best Sauce.

“I suspect we’re going to have a really tough competition and you’re going to see the camaraderie come out live and healthy,” Wrobel said.

There is lots of live music all three days.

The Grumpies open the event on Friday, followed by Slawek Barrie LaPointe.

Saturday’s lineup features Cross Town Traffic, Tyler Wilson Band, Barcode and Jukebox Jury.

Delta Shakers, Piano Man and Peeler perform on Sunday.

“I think we’ve got a great cross-selection of local talent,” Wrobel said.

Ribber awards will be handed out beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Kinsmen put a greater emphasis on making the event kid-friendly, Wrobel said. New sponsor HomeSense is aboard with its KidZone. Bouncy castles, pony rides, aquaball and a mini-midway are also part of the fun.

There are more than 30 vendors and a beer tent.

Ribfest supports the work of the Kinsmen and goes back into the community, including financial help for individuals and small group for things like minor sports fees.

It also supports cystic fibrosis, the national cause of the Kinsmen.

Ribfest hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Ribbers return to Brantford this weekend

News Aug 04, 2015 by Brian Shypula Brant News

Organizers are sticking with a recipe that works for the sixth annual Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest this weekend, Aug. 7-9.

All five professional “ribbers” from last year’s successful event are back for another grilling go-round at Cockshutt Park. Between them, Bad Wolf BBQ, Brickyard BBQ, Crazy Canucks, Gator BBQ and Tennessee Fatbacks served up more than four tons of ribs at last year’s event, which drew over 18,000 people over the three days.

“With the weather forecast for this weekend we’re anticipating 20,000-plus this year,” said spokesman Dave Wrobel of the Brantford Kinsmen.

“Having judged it last year, there is no way that anyone that comes out to participate in the events, listen to the music or enjoy the food is going to be disappointed in what they see and what they eat,” he said.

Last year, Brick Yard BBQ took home the People’s Choice, Best Chicken and Best Pig Rig awards, Bad Wolf BBQ won Best Ribs and Tennessee Fatbacks grabbed Best Sauce.

“I suspect we’re going to have a really tough competition and you’re going to see the camaraderie come out live and healthy,” Wrobel said.

There is lots of live music all three days.

The Grumpies open the event on Friday, followed by Slawek Barrie LaPointe.

Saturday’s lineup features Cross Town Traffic, Tyler Wilson Band, Barcode and Jukebox Jury.

Delta Shakers, Piano Man and Peeler perform on Sunday.

“I think we’ve got a great cross-selection of local talent,” Wrobel said.

Ribber awards will be handed out beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Kinsmen put a greater emphasis on making the event kid-friendly, Wrobel said. New sponsor HomeSense is aboard with its KidZone. Bouncy castles, pony rides, aquaball and a mini-midway are also part of the fun.

There are more than 30 vendors and a beer tent.

Ribfest supports the work of the Kinsmen and goes back into the community, including financial help for individuals and small group for things like minor sports fees.

It also supports cystic fibrosis, the national cause of the Kinsmen.

Ribfest hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.