Chatham Ribfest Begins

Ribbers competing at Chatham-Kent Ribfest. (Photo by Cheryl Johnstone)

Ribfest in Chatham’s Tecumseh Park starts today and runs through Sunday.

Organizers say this year’s event will have 25 food booths, beer and wine, 60 exhibits and 20 bands.

Last year was the first year Family Shows Canada ran Ribfest after the local rotary clubs decided not to do it anymore. The company says 30,000 people attended the event but it lost money.

Ribfest begins at 5pm today and runs until 11pm. On Friday and Saturday it runs from 11am-11pm and 11-6pm on Sunday.