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This Little Piggy Went to the Park?

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The downtown core of St. Catharines will come alive this weekend with a love and appreciation for all things fresh off the grill. Rib Fest rolls into town featuring award-winning BBQ kings from across the province. Running from Friday to Monday, the park will be open and serving up the goods from noon to 11pm (park closes at 9pm on Monday).

Always an exciting weekend at Montebello Park, Rib Fest is a tradition in the name of a great cause. Hosted by St. Catharines’ Rotary Club, this event draws thousands of locals to indulge in great ribs and plenty of other lip-smacking goodness too! These delicious delights include the King Corn booth where you will find me, serving up corn fresh from the farm. Stop by and say hello!

The Ribbers (rib vendors) at this year’s event are:

Silver Bullet BBQ, Guelph, ON
Billy Bones BBQ, Fort Erie, ON
Bone Daddy BBQ, Ridgeway, ON
Camp 31 BBQ, Alabama, USA
Uncle Sam’s BBQ, Alabama, USA
Bibb’s BBQ, Ancaster, ON
Boss Hogs BBQ, London, ON

The weekend is rounded out with plenty of live entertainment, and to make your planning a snap we have included the weekend schedule:

Friday, August 2nd
5 – 7pm Broken Cadence
8 – 11pm Jonesy

Saturday, August 3rd
12 – 2pm Annette Haas
2:30 – 4:30pm Kimberly Wetmore
5 – 7pm Soul Jam
8 – 11pm Hot Rocks

Sunday, August 4th
12:30 – 2:30pm Karen Thornton
3 – 5pm Wednesday’s Engine
5:30 – 8pm Practically Hip
8:30 – 11pm Cheezies

Monday, August 5th
12 – 1:45pm Subourbon Street
2:14 – 4:30pm The Tailgates
5:30 – 7:30pm Marshal Dane

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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