About Orangeville Ribfest
Welcome to the Orangeville Rotary Ribfest! 2018 marks the 9th anniversary of this great community event. Our six fabulous ribbers will be serving up thousands of mouth-watering-barbecued-fall-off-the-bone-get-your-hands-messy ribs. Barbequed ribs, a beer tent, continuous live-entertainment on the big stage-there's no better way to celebrate summer in Orangeville! Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted at the gate. 2018's event will be at the Alder Street Rec Centre from July 20 - 22. Hope to see you there!
Ribfest is a family event with something for every age throughout the weekend. Music and entertainment will be non- stop all weekend. The midway will be running all three days and eleven bands will be performing on the big stage including the Campfire Poets. The Ribfest Classic Car show will be back on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. And, as in past years, Rotary will again partner with Dufferin County Waste Management on waste diversion. Our best diversion rates away from landfill in the last few years have been 78% and 83%, and we're hoping to do even better in 2018! Our goal is to be the most environmentally friendly Ribfest yet. And new this year:
- Beer/wine/cooler tokens can be purchased with debit or credit cards,
- Face painting &
All funds raised at Ribfest support Rotary projects and services right here in the community like the splashpad in Fendley Park, the Rotary gazebo on the Island Lake Trail, the Rotary Way bike route, the exciting intergenerational GrandPals program, Community Living Dufferin and the Orangeville Food Bank. Thank-you Orangeville! We could not provide SERVICE ABOVE SELF without your tremendous support.
And of course, putting on one of the largest summer events in our community would simply not be possible without the help of our wonderful Ribfest volunteers. Volunteers are needed to fill several positions: Ribfest greeters, cleaning & maintenance assistants, monitors for entrances/exits, and monitors for waste management stations. If you're interested in volunteering, please click on our Volunteers page for more info.
We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the 9th annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest in 2018!