64 Ontario St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5J5
August 4 - 6 | 12 noon - 11:00 pm
August 7 | 12 noon - 8:00 PM
Q: Can I Bring My Dog?
A: ONLY SERVICE DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT THE EVENT.
If you are planning to take your service dog to the event, please bring all documentation.
Q: How Much Is It To Enter Ribfest?
A: ADMISSION TO THE PARK IS FREE
Q: Can I Bring My Own Drinks?
A: ATTENDEES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN DRINKS INTO THE PARK
Bags will be searched at both entrances.
*If you are consuming alcohol, you will be asked to wear an armband. Please go to the beverage tent and they will provide you with one. Appropriate identification will be required for anyone drinking alcohol.
Q: Do I Need To Bring Cash?
A: PAYMENT OPTIONS VARY FROM VENDOR TO VENDOR AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM WILL ONLY ACCEPT CASH. THERE ARE ATMS AT THE PARK (ALL ATMS HAVE SERVICE FEES).
We recommend bringing cash!
Q: Are There Non Meat Food Items?
A: THERE ARE GLUTEN FREE, VEGGIE AND VEGAN OPTIONS AT THE PARK!
What is Ribfest?
Ribfest is an annual 4-day community fundraising event hosted by The Rotary Club of St. Catharines. It brings together food vendors, live music and family-friendly activities.
We are pleased to return to Montebello Park this summer. Ribfest continues to be one of St. Catharines biggest downtown events. There are over 30,000 attendees, 35 hours of live music, local 20 vendors offering food, drinks, merchandise and of course plenty of ribs from your favourite ribbers.
An expected 30,000+ visitors will visit Montebello Park from Friday, AUGUST 4 through to Monday August 7, 2023 to enjoy ribs from 5 of the best ribbers from Canada and the U.S.
The hours of the event are 12:00 Noon until 11:00 PM except on Monday when the event closes at 8:00 PM. There will be no charge for visitors to enter the park.
As with many Rotary events, our objective is not only to raise funds for the community of St. Catharines, but also to offer an enjoyable, family-oriented event. In addition to food concessions, entertainment and a children’s area, we also include an area where product and services can be demonstrated or sold.