Cheyenne, WY 82001
First and foremost a food festival, Ribfest is known for award-winning barbeque ... ribs, chicken, beef and all the sides prepared by world famous BBQ teams. These entrepreneurs spend their lives traveling the world from cook-off to cook-off.
The competitors pride themselves on their recipes for BBQ sauces, beans, coleslaw and all of the little things that make an outdoor picnic fun and exciting.
Showmanship is a big part of the life these chefs lead. From the thirty-foot high banners and flags, these cooks know how to put on a show! They constantly interact with those trying to make decisions on whether to have a rib sampler or a sandwich. They joke, dress in themed attire and place stickers on new customers with their company logos/themes.
Make no mistake, the ribbers are in the entertainment business and know how to have fun. At Ribfest, the BBQ vendors actually compete for prize money. Each festival attendee receives a ballot to vote for their favorite rib cooking team ... based not only on quality of food and service, but showmanship as well.
2016 Ribfest dates are Aug. 12-14. For more information, visit cheyenneribfest.com.
Purchase of a $3 armband required to buy food for people 13 years and older. The prices vary for each Rib Chef and ribs and sides are purchased directly from the vendors. Featuring music throughout the event.