Mark your calendar for August 12-15, 2010 because Ribfest is almost here! The Nebraska Pork Producers’ Capital City Ribfest is a four day summer festival featuring award-winning barbecue and live music. The 2009 event had a record-number of 31,475 people attend in four days! Over the last 14 years, Ribfest has become largest, most popular summer event in downtown Lincoln!
Not only does Ribfest showcase some great barbecue, attendees can also jam out to live music performed on the Performance Scion of Lincoln Sound Stage where some of the best local and regional talent highlight the four day event. The 2009 event had 15 bands keeping the rib lovers entertained throughout the four days.
Top notch, award-winning barbecue pit bosses from around the country gather to show off their talents and serve up fabulous barbecue to Nebraskans. The Capital City Ribfest is unique to Lincoln in that barbecue is the focal point of the festival (so leave the white shirt at home!) – offering the public a chance to sample a variety of barbecue flavors from across the nation and even Australia!
The pit bosses bring the best of the best of barbecue ribs to downtown Lincoln in hopes of winning “Best of Show” and other awards so the public knows it’s getting the best barbecue. Last year’s “Best of Show” winners were:
- Porky ‘n Beans of Port St. Lucie, Florida
- Johnson’s BBQ of Virginia Beach, Virginia
And the public also has a chance to give back to the community by attending Ribfest – cans can be brought as an admission donation on Thursday and Friday during the lunch hour. Thanks to all who contributed more than 3,000 pounds of donated food in 2009!
The 2010 Capital City Ribfest
When: August 12-15, 2010; 11:00 a.m. – midnight (Thursday through Saturday) and 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Sunday)
Where: Just outside the Pershing Center on “N” Street, 16th to 14th street and Centennial Mall to “O” street.
Admission: Adults- $4, children under 11 are FREE. Thursday and Friday (Aug. 12-13) admission is FREE from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Suggested” admission is a can of food to donate to the Food Bank of Lincoln.
And don’t forget to check out the complete list of Vendors and Live Entertainment before you go!
The 14th Annual Capital City Ribfest is sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Board.