Coming Up: Guelph Ribfest

Coming Up: Guelph Ribfest


Clearly, food is the center of the event – specifically, ribs.  8 competitors from across Ontario are chosen each year to fight for the title of best ribs.  This year, London is home to half of the competitors – Boss Hogs BBQ, Fat Boys BBQ, Smokehouse Bandits, and Huckleberry’s BBQ.  You can try ribs from all 8 competitors, and even from last year’s champion, and vote on people’s choice – Silver Bullet BBQ from Guelph took that title last year.  And don’t forget to watch the judging – there are three categories (ribs, chicken, and sauce) and Boss Hogs became chicken champion in 2018!

When you’ve had your fill of beef, have some deep-fried onion from Billy Bob’s Blooming Onions, or a milkshake from Heavenly Dreams.  There will be 11 food vendors available, offering options to the beef main dishes.


Ribs aren’t the only thing happening at Ribfest, however.  There’s also a classic car show for you to see, carnival games, and even rock climbing from Guelph Grotto!  And of course, there will be music.  With a full lineup for all three days of the festival, you can see live performances from bands like Practically Petty, Symply Skynyrd, Blackwater Trio, and Tokyo Giants.

Have fun, fill up on some juicy ribs, and enjoy a fitting barbecue-filled end to summer while you’re in London!