Our annual Northumberland Ribfest and Music Festival is an event you won’t want to miss!

Get ready for RIBFEST! August 18th to 20th 2023.

Held at Victoria Park, Cobourg, the 15th annual Northumberland Ribfest & Music Festival will be a blast! Each year, the number of visitors gets bigger, the food gets better and the Rotary Club of Cobourg is able to do more in the community and abroad because of your support.

This event is a fundraiser to help the Rotary Club of Cobourg support worthy causes at home and abroad.
A few of the contributions we have made in the past include:
• $800,000 commitment to the Northumberland Hills Hospital • $300,000 commitment to the Cobourg Community Centre • Ongoing development of Cobourg Heritage Harbour • Literacy projects at home and abroad • Clean water projects • Polio eradication

Our August Ribfest weekend is one of three major fundraising activities the Club undertakes.
Every Canada Day Weekend we host our Rotary Arts & Crafts Festival as part of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival.

Our incredible lineup of musicians and performers this year:

Friday, August 18th, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Wicklow
Friday, August 18th, 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Nighttime Drive
Friday, August 18th, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Mystic Highway (CCR)

Saturday, August 19th, 12 pm to 2:30 pm Bruce Longman
Saturday, August 19th,  2:45 pm to 5:00 pm The OFFBEATS
Saturday, August 19th, 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm Rockshots (local band)
Saturday, August 19th, 7:00 pm “80s Tribute Band”

Sunday, August 20th, 12:00 to 3:00 pm The Lucky Ones (Country)
Sunday, August 20th, 3:15 to 5:15 pm “Fab Four” (Beatles)

Look at what’s on the grill at Northumberland Ribfest!

So Who’s Doing the Cookin’?

What’s a Ribfest without a bit of friendly rivalry?
The Rotary Club of Cobourg will be welcoming some of North America’s best ribbers to town for the 2023 Northumberland Ribfest.
Here are some of the participants in our last Ribfest event. Watch for confirmation of this year’s ribbers!

First on our list is the legendary Billy Bones BBQ. Billy Bones also offers a great variety of barbeque sauces, rubs and hot sauce.

The Silver Bullet team is from Guelph, Ontario and participates in over 20 shows a year. They have been making delicious BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled-pork for over 10 years.

Uncle Sam’s BBQ from Albuquerque, New Mexicois back with us for another year! In 2008 the media chose Uncle Sam as Best Sauce and Best Ribs.

Bibbs Texas Ribs has won more than 40 major Ribfest awards… and they’re from Toronto!

You haven’t tasted ribs until you’ve tasted Boss Hog’s. The Boss was the 2008 People’s Choice winner!

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