Rib Fest – What to Expect

by Admin on March 26, 2011

MAY 27 – 30, 2015

Wed. & Thurs. 11 am – 10 pm  *  Fri. & Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

At the end of May, the Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival ™ will be celebrating 25 years of delicious, fall-off-the-bone, tender tasty BBQ, seasonal festival foods, arts and crafts, vendors, great entertainment and family fun in downtown, Erie, PA. 

You’re invited to help us commemorate this milestone by joining the party during this the 4-day 25th “Q” Anniversary celebration!

Beginning on Wednesday, May 27th, the enticing aroma of slow-cooked, succulent BBQ prepared to perfection with specialty rubs and secret sauces will fill the air along the streets of Downtown Erie, PA. The National touring award-winning bbq cooking teams will man their portable kitchens each day before the break of dawn to load up their cookers with racks of ribs, pork shoulder and beef brisket, on the ready to prepare the very best in bbq cuisine. Even though it is about the bbq. . .  there are many other delicious festival food selections to delight every pallet. Tickle your fancy with the summer-time favorite with a fresh-squeezed lemonade.  Satisfy your sweet-tooth by choosing yummy foods from the many other food vendors offering candy apples, funnel cakes, roasted nuts, ice cream sandwiches with sprinkles and some new flavorful desserts (to be announced). Other delights include corn dogs, hot dogs, chicken fingers, roasted corn, fries, deep-fried veggies and so much more! Enjoy all of these delicacies and the BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and full-slab and half-slab BBQ Rib Dinners.  BBQ rib tasters are an option for those who like to indulge in their own personal bbq rib judging.

Delicious BBQ and an ice-cold Labatts on the plaza….it doesn’t get any better than this!!!!

Kids will love the freedom to have lots of fun in the “RIB Kids FUN ZONE” featuring a variety of child safe inflatable amusements and demonstrations. Parents can take advantage of the low cost Ride-a-Ribba-Ramma Sessions where the kids can enjoy hours of fun for one low price. Kids can ride from 5:00PM till 9:30PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for one low price. A  full day (11:00 AM – 9:30 PM) Ride-A-Ribba-Ramma pass is offered on Saturday.Just stopping by? Individual ride tickets are also available.

Many new activities are in the planning stages to celebrate “25” exciting years of great BBQ in the Region. Sign-up (form on right of page) to receive e-mail announcements for updates and details as they become available.

And last but certainly not least…be sure to stop by the PEOPLE’S CHOICE TENT to cast your VOTE for Your Favorite BBQ Rib Cooking Team.

See the schedule for complete details.(Comming Soon!)


Our Mission . . .

Bringing communities together in an enjoyable, family friendly environment.

Be a part of the excitement!

PRODUCER:  Performance & Event Management, LLC


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