Tuesday May 24, 2011
What ignited in the summer of 1999 as a community block party has exploded into Chicago’s most anticipated street festival—averaging 50,000 pounds of pork and 50,000+ attendees who love to kickoff summer at this three-day event.
As featured in local and national media, Ribfest Chicago invites all Chicagoland restaurant BBQ masters to compete for the title of “Best Ribs.” RibMania, a sanctioned rib-eating contest, returns for a second round in 2011. Ribfest has become a nationally recognized Indie music festival hosting two stages that feature top local and national acts. And the now-famous “Kids Square” provides hours of entertainment allowing children to slide, climb, jump, ride, dance and enjoy live entertainment all weekend long.
Ribfest provides a memorable weekend of lively music, family fun and satisfied appetites as we celebrate 13 years of unforgettable barbecue. We continue to strive to maximize exposure, increase market share and enhance the image of Ribfest Chicago and our partners. Reserve your space now and be part of this incredible promotional opportunity!
Proceeds of the festival are utilized to fund community activities, area greening efforts and local outreach programs such as the innovative School Grant Program and the Northcenter Chamber’s Philanthropy Committee. The following organizations benefited from the festival in 2010: Friends of Bell School, Concordia Place, Coonley Elementary School, Lane Tech Lacrosse Boosters, Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, St. Andrew’s 8th Grade Class, St. Benedict High School, The Ravenswood ArtWalk, and Neumann Family Services.