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The smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting around BicentennialRiverfront Park as the city hosts its 3rd Annual Ribs on the River backyard BBQ Contest.Come all day for the food and stay to hear the 80’s andclassic rock band Epic at 7 pm.

The Ribs on the River event is back due to popular demand! This event will couple the best food, fun and friendly competition all in one great day. Bringing our backyard BBQ rib enthusiasts and those just looking for some good old fun, grill-masters will have the change to get their grill on and test their ribs on the public and the panel of judges. Ribs on the River is not for professionals or businesses, but those guys and gals who endure hours of work to perfect their ribs. Join us at our third annual event that ensures to have you licking your fingers for more at the end of the day!

At the end of the evening, stick around to hear EPIC perform a free live concert for everyone’s enjoyment.

So whether you are in the mood to compete, eat ribs and have a refreshing drink, check out the vendors, enjoy the events at the river or listen to the band, there is something for everyone!

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Event Sponsors

FNBC Bank & Trust

Family Area Sponsors


Beer Tent Sponsors

Brenart Eye Clinic

Taste of Yorkville Sponsors

Manus Dental

Arts & Activities Sponsors

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus

Back Stage Sponsors

Midland States Bank

Wristband Sponsors

Old Second National Bank

Napkin Sponsors

Castle Bank

Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop

Ryland Homes

WSPY-FM 107.1

Volunteer Spirit Sponsors

Pesola Media Group

Upstream Investment Partners

Saturday Media Sponsor


Rack of Ribs Sponsors


The UPS Store

WSPY-FM 107.1

Friends of the Festival

Fox River Academy of Music & Art
John Greene Commercial
Law Offices of Amato,Sheen,& Majer PC
The Conservation Foundation
Action Graphix

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