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Rib Fest

The Great Midwest Rib Fest®

Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29

FREE ADMISSION

Unleash your BBQ beast as The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns for its fifth year for three days of free concerts and outdoor fun! We’re leaving it to the top pit masters in the nation to show off their skills and compete for thousands in cash prizes. And the music—it’s as tempting as the ribs.


Friday, July 27 • 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, July 28 • 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, July 29• 11 am – 5 pm
Food & Beverages Available for Purchase

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS

FRIDAY

  • WAR
  • Foghat

 

SATURDAY
We’re firing up the details. They’re going to be HOT!

SUNDAY

  • Craig Campbell
  • Shenandoah

BARBECUE CONTESTANTS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
Vote for your favorite ribs in the Best of the Fest people’s choice award! Cast your vote at the fest or with your cell by texting who you think deserves thousands in cash prizes, a trophy and bragging rights for years. Winners will be announced Sunday on the main stage..

SIP AND SPLURGE

RIB FEST VIP PACKAGES

VIP Packages include:

  • $32 in rib sampler coupons (four $8 coupons) for use at any of our 10 rib cookers
  • One Rib Fest t-shirt (men’s and women’s available while supplies last)
  • One Rib Fest hat
  • One VIP pass and lanyard granting access to the VIP tent area with seating near the main concert stage
  • Complimentary water and pop in the VIP tent area
  • Private bar with beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase
  • Private restroom area

VIP tickets are available through Ticketmaster or the Mystic Lake Box Office (not released yet).

Friday • $100
Saturday • $100
Sunday • $50

Tickets will be redeemed for the VIP packages at the event.

 

 

TAKE A WILD RIDE
Saddle up on the mechanical hog!
Riders must be 18+ and sign a waiver.

FESTIVAL RULES

  • Shirt and shoes are required.
  • Guest under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Pets, umbrellas, bikes, chairs, blankets, fireworks, fire crackers, coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Drugs, weapons, and firearms are strictly prohibited at Mystic Lake®.
  • Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol; identification required.
  • Guests engaged in disruptive behavior will be asked to leave the event.

Thank you for your cooperation.