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Friday July 28th, 4-10pm | Saturday July 29th, 11-9pm | Sunday July 30th, 11-8pm

Location

Vedder Park
45450 Petawawa Rd, Chilliwack

Get ready for the most mouth-watering event of the summer! The first annual Ribfest is coming to Chilliwack, BC from July 28-30th, 2023, and you won’t want to miss it.

Indulge in the finger-licking goodness of delicious ribs prepared by 5 of Canada’s best Ribbers, plus satisfy your taste buds even further from 8 incredible food trucks! The best part? Admission is by donation with a portion of the gate proceeds going to the Chilliwack Rotary.

Enjoy live entertainment, a beer garden, sponsored activations, and so much more. This is the perfect event for foodies, families, and anyone looking to have a great time. Come hungry, leave happy, and make sure to mark your calendars for this unforgettable weekend in Chilliwack!

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Ribber Lineup

BOSS HOGS

Owner and operator of Boss Hogs, Tom, has been personally cooking Southern style BBQ for 25 years. BBQ is even in his lineage going back to Greece when his Great Grandfather had a “souvla” business. Souvla is the process of pig roast or lamb roast on a spit. Here in Canada he had the benefit of learning southern BBQ from various North American pit masters. Taking this experience and adding the techniques passed down to me has yielded quite the results.

We asked Tom what his best tip or trick would be to those wanting to enhance their BBQ skills at home, and this is what he had to say;

“A lot of what you see on you tube and internet is BS, a good back yard bbq like a Broil King pellet grill or a Traeger is important. Trim, rub, rest, have your smoker smoking before you put your meat on. With Ribs membrane off or on is a matter of opinion. You are looking for tendor rack that you can handle. You don’t want the rack to fall apart when you touch it. I like to fold the thicker side of the rack up, I want a little resistance but with enough pressure it should break. Fall off the bone is a fallacy, think more like bite off the bone. Lastly, play with your flavours and temperatures, like anything else only experience yields results!!”

We can’t wait to see what Boss Hogs has in store for us at the Chilliwack Ribfest!

Gator BBQ

For over 30 years Gator BBQ has made a name for themselves as leaders in Canadian BBQ. Touring all over North America, Gator BBQ has been satisfying cravings for mouthwatering chicken, pulled pork and ribs to fans all across Canada and Northern United States. Owned and operated by the Matt & Louise Smith and their family, originating from Port Dover in Ontario, Gator BBQ is renowned for their signature southern style BBQ cuisine. They also have their own line of housemade, award-winning recipes including the Original Gator BBQ Sauce, Gator Bite and BBQ rubs. We can’t wait to see these guys bring the heat at Ribfest!

https://www.gatorbbq.ca

Guerilla Q

Guerilla Q is owned and operated by local Chilliwack BBQ Master Chef James Moran. Established in 2013, Guerilla Q has been serving low and slow authentic southern style bbq for masses for 10 years now.

www.guerillaq.ca

Prairie Smoke N Spice

Prairie Smoke & Spice are one of Canada’s most decorated BBQ teams with accolades spanning more than a decade. With a mantra of “Great Friends and Good Times” you can tell this team really loves what they do. They have 23 Grand BBQ Championships, 2 World Champion Titles and over 250 awards, so when these guys say they can cook you up a rib… you are in for one hell of a BBQ!

Prairie Smoke & Spice also sport their own smoke rubs, house made sauces and spices for sale and their own BBQ School where you can take classes to learn the tricks and tip on how to become a premium BBQ Master like Prairie Smoke & Spice.

prairiebbq.com

Smoke Dem Bones

Smoke Dem Bones BBQ was formed over a passion of cooking good food.


The art of cooking food low and slow is as rewarding as well as relaxing. It allows one to slow down and take time out from our busy lives and concentrate on one thing and forget about the rest. The end result is fantastic food with peace of mind. 


Smoke Dem Bones soon discovered the thrill of competing in BBQ competition as well as the hospitality and camaraderie that the competitive BBQ teams on the circuit shared with us. Cooking in competition is not an easy task and it definitely makes you work hard to develop your skills beyond traditional cooking. To be able to win awards amongst the best of the best is truly a satisfying experience. It takes a certain type of individual that is willing to stay up all night long tending to a fire so that they can create the most amazing barbecue and then go through the rigors of timing and preparation to win a ribbon with it. Most people are not willing to do that but we are! 

Food Truck Lineup

Cravings Kettle Corn
G’s Donairs
Lemonade
Little Ooties
Rolled West Coast
Street Dogs
Twisted Potato Express
Rotary Corn Hut

Entertainment

Friday Lineup

Jada Mackenzie Moore 4pm - 5:30pm
DJ Tony 5:30pm - 7pm
Whiskey Blind 7pm - 10pm
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Saturday Lineup

DJ Tony 11pm - 1:30pm
The Limit 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DJ Tony 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Limit 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DJ Tony 4:30pm - 6pm
Duane Watson Band 6pm - 9pm
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Sunday Lineup

Dani Black 11pm - 12:30pm
DJ Tony 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Steve Marriott 1:30pm - 3pm
DJ Tony 3pm - 5pm
Whiskey Blind 5pm - 8pm
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Jada Mackenzie Moore

Armed with her voice, guitar and a looper, this one-woman show is ready to entertain! Jada’s signature powerhouse voice is the cherry on top to her fun takes on classic song-alongs. She simultaneously pulls on the heartstrings of listeners with soulful vocals while sparking nostalgia with a commendable set list. The songs range from chill acoustic jams to huge anthems worthy of a stadium. You’ll hear everything from Guns N Roses to Avicii, all tied together with tasteful guitar and vocal loops. Find Jada Mackenzie Moore at @jadamackenziemoore

DJ Tony

DJ Tony will be keeping us entertained all weekend at Ribfest with his epic mix of well-known tracks! This Fraser Valley local really knows how to keep the vibe high and can somehow play everyone’s favourites in the same set! Find DJ Tony at @tony_diz

Whiskey Blind

Whiskey Blind are a very popular band hailing from Langley, bringing real country with a southern rock edge. Playing original songs that will have your feet stomping and your hips rocking in no time, Whiskey Blind will be sure to fire up the crowd in the evenings at Ribfest. Find Whiskey Blind at @whiskeyblindcountry

The Limit

The Limit is a local cover band playing classic rock tunes across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. With prime ribs in one hand and a cold beer in the other, The Limit will have you singing along to your favourite rock covers before you know it! Find The Limit at @wearethelimitband

Duane Watson Band

The Duane Watson Band play incredible, original country and rock music that will close out the Saturday night perfectly! With a reputation of getting crowds on their feet for a boogie, and some rockin’ tunes, we can’t wait to see these guys hit the stage and help us work off some of the ribs we ate over the day! Find Duane Watson Band at @duanewatsonmusic

Dani Black

Dani Black has one of those voices that you think about for days after you hear her sing. With an acoustic vibe, she claims to “write stories that sound like music”. Find Dani Black at @daniblack.music

Steve Marriott

Steve Marriott captivates his audience with his story-telling, acoustic vibes that leave everyone wanting more. Steve will have us settling into a chair over lunchtime, enjoying the atmosphere of Ribfest while he serenades us in the background – and we cannot wait! Find Steve Marriott at @stevemarriottmusic

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While tickets are not mandatory, they help us ensure we provide the best possible guest experience through advanced planning and attendance projections! Thank you for your continued support! Can’t wait to see you this weekend 👊

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