If you are interested in volunteering or if you have a suggestion for this year, please head to our "Contact Us" tab! Thursday, August 27 As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. Got kids? The signage will tell them which ribber they’re choosing . May 7, 2020 5:37 PM. They couldn’t afford not to do it, she said. “And if they come all four days in a row, they get four times the fun.”. Rib Fest, sponsored by Halfway Motors, is scheduled to take place from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30. 2 talking about this. Berringer said volunteers will be on hand selling 50-50 tickets, which are also being sold on line. Thunder Bay Ribfest 2020. We just needed to be creative and come up with some option to keep the programs going.”. Gladys Berringer, organizer of the expanded 2020 event, said in order to keep everyone safe this summer, they’ve decided to turn Rib Fest into a drive-through affair. “Losing the revenue from this was going to have a dramatic impact to Our Kids Count, as all the charities in Thunder Bay have struggled because of having to cancel their events. This will be a drive through take-out format all about the ribs!August 27, 28, 29, 3011:00AM - 8:00PM DAILY at the CLE Grounds*CASH ONLY**Drive-through take out only. Twitter: @LeithDunick, All in the family: Krista McCarville downs husband Mike 5-4, 17 COVID-19 cases connected to Adult and Teen Challenge outbreak. This way the public still gets to enjoy their favourite ribber’s wares, while helping raise much needed money for Our Kids Counts. The 2020 Ribfest in Thunder Bay will look quite different than in prior years (the 2019 Ribfest set-up pictured above). Aaron Poffenberger / CC. “We will have an ATM there, but we’re just in the process of setting it up.”. All weekend long enjoy saucy creations from some of North America's very best professional ribbers,  as well as our talented local food vendors and artisans, and don't forget to get involved in the many competitions, live music and games! The model is going to be a takeout, drive-through model. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, a lot of events we look forward to every year are being cancelled. Sunday, August 30. Kathryn Hughes, the current executive director of Our Kids Count, said sure, the experience will be a little different this time around, but in the end, the ribs are the star attraction and they’ll still be there for the taking as always. We'll happily take your order and bring the food to your vehicle, then you simply exit to May Street! Upcoming Dates: ... 425 Northern Ave. Thunder Bay ON Canadian Lakehead Exhibition. Ribfest - one of Thunder Bay's BEST summer events for the whole family! Make sure to swing by the fun activity-filled children’s area. Thank you Thunder Bay for making Ribfest Tbay 2020 a huge success! RibFest will be drive-through event in 2020. Website: Visit Website here. Contact Us. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience. We need to thank all of our hardworking volunteers, our generous sponsors, everyone who bought 50/50 tickets and all of Thunder Bay who came out to enjoy ribs at this event in support of Our Kids Count. Ribfest - one of Thunder Bay's BEST summer events for the whole family! Ribfest 2018 will run August 24 to 26 this year. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com), A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 18 years and has served a similar role with TBNewsWatch.com since 2009. People will not exit their cars. It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. If it’s Dinosaur Smoke House or Silver Birch, they’ll follow the different lines and go to their particular choice that they’re looking for,” Berringer said. No walk-ins.There is a one-way entrance off Northern Avenue you may enter from Fort William Road. Ribfest TBay. Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Add to My Calendar. As the former long-time executive director of Our Kids Count, Berringer said they worked hard to ensure Rib Fest was going to be possible this summer, as it is the largest single fundraiser for the organization each year. All weekend long enjoy saucy creations from some of North America's very best professional ribbers, as well as our talented local food vendors and artisans, and don't forget to get involved in the many competitions, live music and games! Friday, August 28        Ribfest 2018 will run August 24 to 26 this year. Email: ribfesttbay@gmail.com. There will be something for everyone! Gladys Berringer (right), chair of the 2020 Rib Fest, and Kathryn Hughes, executive director at Our Kids Count, on Thusday, July 16, 2020 announce this year's event will be drive-through only, because of the restriction in place due to COVID-19. “Then there will be designated routes that they follow. Make sure you come down and check out all the amazing food! The Half-Way Motors group along with our invaluable volunteer roster work hard together to make this event a success every year! HOURS: 11:00AM - 8:00PM DAILY *CASH ONLY*TAKE OUT ONLY @ CLE GROUNDS. Thunder Bay, ON, Canada / 99.9 THE BAY. ... THUNDER BAY – Not even COVID-19 could stop Rib Fest from returning to Thunder Bay. This year’s event will run for four days instead of the traditional three, to allow as many customers as possible to place an order. Food event in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada by Our Kids Count and Ribfest TBay on Thursday, August 27 2020 with 662 people interested.9 posts in the discussion. YUM!Ribbers Attending:Ribs RoyaleDinosaur SmokehouseSilver Birch, Please see our website for more info at www.ribfesttbay.com50/50 tickets are available online now through Our Kids Count and will be available at Ribfest.$5 each or 6 for $20https://bit.ly/2BdwG5NFor all inquiries, please email ribfesttbay@gmail.com, Address:425 Northern Ave. Thunder Bay ONCanadian Lakehead Exhibition. We are very pleased to bring you Ribfest again this year in a new format! Hopefully they will come with cash prepared,” Berringer said. “Hopefully the crowds can spread out over four days instead of cramming it into three. Unfortunately due to event restrictions, we will not have seating, vendors or live entertainment. “We’re really hoping that people pull up, they turn on the music in their car and they enjoy being able to get their ribs and at least have some experience that gets them out of their house, even if they have to stay in their car and that they really do see this as fun,” Hughes said. Ribfest is a local charity fundraiser event in support of Our Kids Count. Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Berringer said Northern Avenue will be closed during Rib Fest and customers will access the grounds via Fort William Road. 1,611 likes. Saturday, August 29 However, this year’s event will look markedly different than last year’s event, the inaugural one held at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds. Annual August tradition has grown to four days and will include Ribs Royale, Dinosaur Smokehouse and local favourite, Silver Birch. Thunder Bay's first drive-thru Ribfest is being hailed as a success. If its Ribs Royale, then they’ll follow that line. Make sure you come down and check out all the amazing food! Sign in or register for your free account. THUNDER BAY – Not even COVID-19 could stop Rib Fest from returning to Thunder Bay. Kevin Knough.