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The Great Midwest
Rib Fest®

Thursday, July 28 • 5 PM – 10 PM
Friday, July 29 • 5 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, July 30 • 11 AM – 10 PM
Free Admission

The Great Midwest Rib Fest

Summer sizzles as The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns to Mystic Lake with three days of food, music and fun! Get ready for outdoor concerts, mouthwatering ribs and nonstop fun under the sun.

The Great Midwest Rib Fest®

HOG HEAVEN FOR MUSIC LOVERS

Don’t miss free outdoor concerts each day with performances by The Commodores, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Generation Radio!

THURSDAY, 7/28 – SATURDAY, 7/30

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Man Grilling at Rib Fest

THE HEAT IS ON: THE TOP 10 PITMASTERS BRING THEIR BEST BBQ

Sink your teeth into tasty fall-off-the-bone ribs while award-winning pit masters compete for bragging rights and over $19,000 in cash prizes!

THURSDAY, 7/28 – SATURDAY, 7/30

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The Great Midwest Rib Fest®

THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST WORLD RIB EATING CHAMPIONSHIP

World-renowned competitive eater Joey Chestnut is ready to shatter another record! He’ll vie to demolish his own World Record of 13.76 pounds of pork meat in just 12 minutes while facing some fierce competition.

SATURDAY, 7/30 • 2 PM

Rib Fest Tent Photo

PIG OUT

In addition to the world's best ribs, you'll also find beverage tents, fresh lemonade, Kernel's Sweet Corn, Original Hockey Mom Brownies, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and more!

Thursday, 7/28 – Saturday, 7/30

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THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST FAQS

  • Shirts and shoes are required. 
  • Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. 
  • Chairs, blankets, pets, umbrellas, bikes, fireworks, firecrackers, 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. 
  • As public health guidelines evolve, there may be additional changes to event policies and procedures.
  • Signs larger than 8.5” x 11”
  • Battery packs of any kind
  • Drones
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Outside beverages, including alcoholic beverages
  • Backpacks, purses and/or bags over 5” x 7” or clear bags that exceed 12” x 12”
  • Professional video/audio recording equipment
  • Professional still camera equipment with a detachable lens, tripods, zooms or commercial-use rigs
  • GoPro® attachments like sticks or monopods
  • Aerosol cans
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Laser pointers
  • Glass or cans of any kind
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Chairs and blankets

No, chairs and blankets are not allowed in the free festival area.

No, coolers, picnic baskets, umbrellas, pets, outside food or beverages are not allowed in the free festival area. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

Very close! It’s a short walk, just follow the sidewalk outside the bus entrance doors.
Yes, there will be a shuttle available in the overflow parking lot near Dakota Sport and Fitness Center.
Yes, however a legal parent or guardian must accompany you at all times.
No, smoking is not allowed inside the event area.
No, the event will go on rain or shine. There will be announcements made from the main stage and in the casino regarding the entertainment schedule should a delay or cancellation occur. If severe weather occurs, all guests will be directed inside the casino.

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Prom Tower Suite

KEEP GLOWING

The fun doesn’t have to end after the tents close up and the band plays one last song. Light up the night with 24/7 gaming action, live entertainment, distinctive bars and restaurants and more. When it’s time to turn in, experience luxury illuminated in hotel rooms and suites with modern amenities.

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Club M

Enjoy Exclusive Perks

Get rewarded for having fun. There is no catch. All you need is to bring your Club M card.

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