Every year on Labour Day weekend, Spencer Smith Park is flooded with people, food and fun for Burlington’s annual Ribfest. With hundreds of amazing food vendors, events and entertainment, it’s no mystery why it’s been running for the last 23 years.
Recognized as Canada’s Largest Ribfest, the event is home to the most ribs sold, the most money raised, the most volunteer hours and the most visitors, with all proceeds going to charity. This year’s first place winner for both Best Ribs and Best Sauce went to Miss Piggy’s BBQ.
Ribs aren’t the only food you can find at Ribfest. Candy apples, bloomin’ onions, corn on the cob and French fries are only some of the sweet and savoury dishes festival goers were able to enjoy.
This year’s Ribfest featured an array of carnival rides and games. But that’s not all, there was also a waterfront dance party, networking event, VIP club and Escape Rooms that were set up on site for festival goers to puzzle over and enjoy. The weekend was also jam-packed with musical entertainment, featuring bands and artists of every genre, including pop, rock and roll, indie, Celtic, country and more.