Ribfest is a three day event at the Arcadia Creed Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. As one of the original festivals held downtown, Ribfest has been taking place for over 20 years and generates an average attendance of 30,000 people of the three day festival.
The event features national and local rib vendors that sell ribs and chicken in outstanding barbeque sauces. To compliment the rib vendors, additional food vendors will be offering side items and sweet treats to top off the food experience at Ribfest. The event will also bring in national rock and country musical artists, local bands, plenty of fun activities including children’s crafts/games, People’s Choice rib competition, and the exciting contest for Best Ribs in Kalamazoo.
Ribfest will continue to support The Arc Community Advocates. The money raised through this event enables the agency to make it possible for eachperson with an intellectual or developmental disability to participate fully inall aspects of the community and to support the effort of each individual to determine his/her own future. Annually, more than 4,500 hours of staff time is logged to assist people with disabilities and their families of all ages in Kalamazoo County.
We hope you’ll consider joining us in support of one of Kalamazoo’s most exciting community events!