This year, Oh Canada Ribfest runs Friday to Monday, so in just 5 weeks, our gates will be opening. Again this year, opening night will be Country Night, and we’ve got award-winning, talented performers for your enjoyment. Check out our website for opening hours and entertainment details, and invite your friends along too.
Oh Canada Ribfest’s entertainment schedule is now up-to-date on our website. Get your diary out and make sure you don’t miss your favourite bands, plus follow the links to check out a new band or two.
Oh Canada Ribfest is thrilled to announce that we’ve got a heritage carnival for this year’s event. This year’s rides will be courtesy of Brantford’s Carnival Museum. More info to follow!
… vote for us! Oh Canada Ribfest is delighted to have been nominated for Flamborough Review Readers’ Choice Awards in 3 categories. If you have fond memories of Oh Canada Ribfest 2016, please consider supporting our nominations with your vote. Simply go to the Readers’ Choice website to register and vote, before 11:30 pm on Monday October 10. You can vote for us for Best Ribs under “Restaurant and Food Services” and for Live Entertainment and Local Tourist Attraction under “Hobbies & Interests”. While on the website, browse around and support local businesses with your vote as well. Thanks for your support. #RotaryAtWork
Congratulations to popular ribber Boss Hogs, which won first prize for Best Judged Ribs, People’s Choice – Ribs and People’s Choice – Sauce. Ribs Royale came second for Best Judged Ribs and People’s Choice – Sauce third for People’s Choice – Ribs. Kentucky Smokehouse came third for Best Judged Ribs and People’s Choice – Sauce, and second for People’s Choice – Ribs. Thanks to all the visitors who came out to sample their wares and took the time to vote. What a great event we had again this year. Big Ribfest – Small Town Feel.
The last day of Oh Canada Ribfest is always bittersweet for the 50 local community members who make up the Rotary Clubs of Flamborough AM and Waterdown. After preparing all year, and working all weekend, it’s hard to see it end (well, kind of lol). Today, Sunday July 3, is your last chance to try a new ribber, browse the Rotary Marketplace (courtesy of Brown Lawyers), take the kids to the Midway or the Dream Centre Family Fun Zone, run into neighbours or old friends and treat yourself to lemonade or fudge or wherever your sweet tooth takes you. Check out our website to make sure you don’t miss anything, and to see which local businesses support our annual festival. And then watch our website and Facebook for pictures and updates in the coming weeks as we celebrate the fun and success. Big Ribfest – Small Town Feel
Saturday is going to be a big day at Oh Canada Ribfest, and then Sunday is our last day in 2016 🙁 ! Please try to get out for our RibfestSkate Jam, rescheduled to Saturday because of the rain, and our Lafarge-CIBC fireworks, rescheduled to Saturday due to the winds. Check out our Entertainment schedule, look at our family activities, slap on some sunscreen for daytime and bring a blanket if you’re staying into the evening. We’re a free festival, but gratefully accept donations for Rotary-sponsored charitable projects. #waterdownribfest #familyfunatwork #rotaryatwork #buildingcommunity Big Ribfest – Small Town Feel
Unfortunately the high winds tonight in the Waterdown area prevent us from giving everyone the safe and spectacular fireworks display that you all expect.
TONIGHT’S FIREWORKS SHOW HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AT 10:00 PM. (And yes, we do mean Saturday night, July 2)
Sorry for any inconvenience!
The approximately 50 members of the Rotary Clubs of Flamborough AM and Waterdown cordially invite you to join us in Waterdown’s Memorial Park for Oh Canada Ribfest 2016, June 30 to July 3. We’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours preparing, planning and plotting, and now we encourage you to check all the information on our website, get updates on our Facebook page, call up your friends and meet us in the park. Hope to see you soon!
Many local businesses support our event through donating their services or products. We’d like to take an opportunity to recognize our 2016 in-kind sponsors: Galer Farm Equipment, TFWM, Market Mechanics, Regional Tractor Sales Ltd., Staples Waterdown, Sun ‘N Fun RV Centre, Garden Grove Landscaping, Shoppers Drug Mart Waterdown, Beverly Tire & Auto, Weeks Home Hardware and Connon Nurseries. You enhance the quality of our event and enable us to raise more funds for community projects. #waterdownribfest #buildingcommunity #$$4community