Our Ribfest, just like the Chamber itself, has seen many transitions. It started as a Blast and was located downtown, then due to various reasons the location and even the event itself has changed over the years. This year will be no different. The programs and services committee and staff took feedback from both rib teams and attendees of the past years to really determine the best way to execute this event for all. But I assure you the changes will be welcomed.
First, we decided to switch it back to a Saturday. This will allow for more rib teams and for more attendees than during the work week. Second, we decided to look back to our Blast Era days to really make it a community wide event and one for the whole family. Third, we collaborated with a fellow chamber member business, Patriot Productions, to help us take the event to the next level. We are proud to say that this event will be Rockin’ for two days – located at another chamber member business – Black Magic Harley-Davidson! There will be a Monster Truck show, a car & bike exhibition the Friday night before (July 7th) and live music. Then early morning, Saturday, July 8th the rib teams will begin cooking. Shortly after that plan to come by with the whole family and stay for all the activities. The car & bike exhibition will still be there, along with a pit party and a chance for Monster Truck ride alongs, kid’s activities and more. The Rib tasting and judging will be late afternoon, then monster truck show, and more live music from Slamabama!
More information will be forthcoming as the committee continues to work on details…but rest assured it will be a Ribfest to remember! Contact the chamber today to have a rib team or to be a sponsor. There will literally be something for everyone: every business, every community member. It illustrates our strengths as a united business community. Businesses coming together for a great way to network with your fellow employees but also for anyone and everyone to taste the ribs and spend a day enjoying family friendly entertainment.
So mark July 7th/8th on your calendars as a must not miss event!