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Yes. Ribfest does not use municipal funds and have to pay for the venues, including park space. The cost to organize a Ribfest is substantial and in the end we donate back to the community.

Yes, kids 10 and under are free to attend.

This is a cash event and majority of our vendors are cash-only; this includes Rib Teams, Food Trucks, etc.. However, certain marketplace vendors may accept credit/debit.

Yes, there will be ATMs available for attendees who need cash for purchases from vendors or activities.

Absolutely! With today’s changing demands, we have a wide variety of meats that are gluten-free and halal. Most trucks have gluten-free BBQ sauce.

Outside food and drinks are not allowed, as Ribfest relies on food and beverage sales to support the event and give back to the community. However, exceptions may be made for special dietary needs or infant food/formula. Please check with event staff for more information.

Ribfest features an inclusive space where guests can freely enjoy their meals with an alcoholic beverage; just not in the kids zone. Remember to bring your ID if you are under 30 years old.

Other than the rib teams we have The Bloomin’ Onion, Poutine Truck, Ontario Roasted Corn, Funnels Cakes, Tiny Tom Donuts, Coffee Express and other festival foods.

Yes! Ribfest is a pet-friendly event, however, we ask you to please have your pets on a leash and pick up after them.