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9th Annual Hartford Riboff

  • Riverside Park 20 Leibert Road Hartford, CT, 06120 United States (map)
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Now in its 9th year, the Hartford Rib Off Festival, returns to Riverside Park. Choose from delicious BBQ ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and various sides, all prepared by Taino Steakhouse. 

Tito's handmade vodka will be making drinks, Two Roads Brewing Company will be pouring beers and Coca-Cola will be providing water and soft drinks. Your Rib Off admission price includes unlimited food and drink, music, and activities.

During the KCBS Rib Off Backyard Smoke Contest, 18 Pitmasters will spend hours preparing 4 meats for this BBQ contest, which is independently evaluated by a panel of judges.  In addition, they will be awarding a People’s Choice Trophy to the Pitmaster *you* judge to have the best pulled pork. The winners of the Rib Off will be announced during the event and prizes/trophies will be awarded. Plan B will be passing sliders and West End Blend is the headlining musical act. 

100% of proceeds benefit charity with the Rib Off hoping to donate $50,000 to the hartford Rib Off Scholarship Fund, Mayor Mike's Foundation for the Kids, and MARC.

Tickets may be purchased at

Earlier Event: June 16
Opening Market Day!
Later Event: June 16
Pizza with Penguins