26 Years of BBQ in Erie!

by Admin on January 19, 2015

Yes, Perry Square Park is in its final stages of renovations.

No worries…

The Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival will be ready for you on JUNE 1st, 2016!



by Admin on February 4, 2013

Our sincere thanks to all of the contributing sponsors for your support of the 2015- “Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival.”

Connoisseur Media

FOX 66

TV 24

PA Lottery – Wednesday’s Entertainment Sponsor

Erie Beer – Labatt and Labatt Blue


28 North Gastropub


Pro Waste

Powell’s Portable Toilet Rental

Laser Creations – Sustainable Hardwood engraved Award Plaques

Performance & Event Management, LLC


Reigel Electric


Cooking Demonstrations at the Rib Fest!

May 22, 2012

Bring your Rib Dinners over to the Dining Tent located near the semi-circle sidewalk in the East Perry Square Park and while your are enjoying your delicious, mouth-watering BBQ. . . learn some great summertime recipes presented by Chef Marc Berarducci!

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February 16, 2012

Celebrating 25 Years of “Q” in Erie, PA!!! Sponsors and Promotional Partners! Where else in the chaos of finding the right venue for your Marketing | Promotional Campaign can you establish a memorable rapport engaging in one-on-one conversations and interaction with potential customers? This established, popular, family-oriented Community Festival is entering its 25th Festival Season  in [...]

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A Mc Kean resident WINS the Whole Fresh Roasted Pig at the Rib Fest!

September 15, 2011

WALTER’S MEATS  – DONATES A WHOLE FRESH PIG! When you visited the 2011  – Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival and walked along Rib Row you couldn’t miss seeing the fresh whole pig roasting on the spit.  This fresh 70+ pound whole pig was provided by a local company Walters’ Meats and tended [...]

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The Erie Rib Fest & Mother Nature Team-up in 2011

June 6, 2011

Yes, we were all concerned that even during the Erie Rib Fest in early June, that Mother Nature would still be releasing her fury on Erie, PA. We were really worried after nearly 28 days of unrelenting rain that the event would be a wash out. Thankfully, that was not the case. The 2011 Erie’s [...]

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4 Guys – Annual Rib Judging for 20 Years

April 28, 2011

The Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival has been a popular event since its early beginnings in 1990.  Just ask four guys from a local toolmakers shop who have made Friday’s at the Rib Fest their destination for the past 20 years. This tradition began when Bill Carideo brought his family down have [...]

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Rib Fest – What to Expect

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, [...]

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