27 Years of BBQ in Erie, PA. Wahoo!


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Performance & Event Management, LLC
Producer: Kathi Danielson
P.O. Box 10172, Erie, PA  16514-0172
Office:  814.899.5177


’27 Years of BBQ in Erie”

Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival . . .

Enters its 27th Season in 2017! FREE Admission to the Public!

Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival ™ will be celebrating 27 years of delicious, fall-off-the-bone, tender tasty BBQ on the end of May.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 3 1st when most of us are still counting sheep, the National touring, award-winning BBQ Rib Cooking Teams will be at the ready in their portable kitchens loading their BBQ cookers with Saint Louis style RIBS, port butts and more!!  Their BBQ cuisine will be prepared to perfection.  Some teams use specialty rubs during the slo-cooking process  then on to the grill to finish them off to incorporate the flavors from the grill  and  their secret sauces.  There will be lots to choose from including Full Slab and 1/2 Slab dinners, tasters, sandwiches, pulled pork,  brisket, BBQ chicken, lots of sides to choose from and more!

As the wee hours of the morning transition into the lunch hour, the enticing aroma of slow-cooked, BBQ will fill the air along the streets of Downtown Erie, PA nearby Perry Square Park on State Street at South Park Row.

Is it about the BBQ?  Yes!!!  Yes!!!  Yes!!!  You bet ‘ya! All winter long we are hankerin’ for the BBQ! The Erie Rib Fest enjoys the distinction ob being the “kick-off” to Summer in the region! It’s not only about the BBQ… it’s also about community, families, friends, stage entertainment, the RIB Kidz FUN ZONE, Bike Night and lots of fun!

Kids will love the freedom to have hours of fun in the “RIB Kidz FUN ZONE” featuring a variety of child-safe inflatable amusements. 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 9:00PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for one low $10 price with a Ride-A-Ribba-Ramma PASS.  They can also enjoy the full session on Saturday from 11:00AM to 9:00PM for only $15.   Individual ride tickets will also be available at the ticket booth. Plus…check out the Pro Wrestling Rampage on Saturday, June 3rd.

Join us in celebrating “27” exciting years of great BBQ in the Region.

Complete the Sign-up form (in the column to the right of this page) to receive e-mail announcements for updates and details as they become available. Keep checking this website as we will be adding new event elements.

2017- APPLICATIONS To download the Application Click here.

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“Get your taste buds ready!”


Our Mission

Sharing the spirit with communities . . . one event at a time!

If your community is interested in hosting a Rib Fest experience, please contact us.

Be a part of the excitement!


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