Ribfest is all about the Ribs.
* Please note that food vendors only accept cash – There will be 2 cash machines on-site *
As a general rule, ribbers sell ribs, pulled pork, beans and coleslaw, and some also sell chicken and/or potatoes
Here’s the line-up for 2017 Ribbers (look further below for Ribber profiles):
Kentucky Smokehouse Crazy Canuck Smokers Boss Hogs BBQ
Ribs Royale BBQ Railroad Ribs Fire Island BBQ
Formerly Rusty’s Ribs, it was owned by Rusty and his wife. Rusty’s Ribs, which is also the name of their sauce, was once a family-run rib house from the hills of Kentucky. Rusty’s Ribs won many awards across America, highly credited to their rib rub sauce and award-winning barbecue sauce. When they debuted in Canada, it was with the name Rusty’s Kentucky Smokehouse. The Canadian rights to Kentucky Smokehouse were then bought by George Anast from London, provided that they continue to run the daily operations according to Rusty’s directions. Kentucky Smokehouse still follow Rusty’s meat smoking recipe, along with his rib rub recipe, and their sauce is all imported from Illinois, and is still Rusty’s recipe.
Crazy Canuck Smokers is Canada’s #1 Rib Team. Established in 1995 in Brantford Ontario, Crazy Canuck Smokers offers Authentic Southern BBQ with a Canadian Flare. They’re back at Oh Canada Ribfest, you’ll want to check out these Brantford-based ribbers on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/crazycanucksmokers
With “Taste the Smokin’ Difference” being our team’s motto, it is our utmost goal to provide our patrons with the ultimate barbeque experience. Season after season we become even more successful through consistency, atmosphere and a customer service that is next-to-none.
Ribs Royale BBQ – Ribs Royale BBQ hails from Nevada, USA. We compete in various ribfests across Canada. We are known for our succulent, savoury, fall-off-the-bone, RIBS, CHICKEN & PULLED PORK! In 2012 alone we won over 40 first place awards, and best ribs, best sauce categories. Please visit our website www.ribsroyale.com.
Based out of Locust Hill, Ontario (near Markham) Railroad Ribs is in their forth year of competition. They exclusively use fruit woods. Apple, Cherry, and Orange for their barbecue. The ribs are smoked for four hours, sauced and finished on the grill to achieve a caramelized texture. Railroad’s BBQ Master John Kasias says there is really only one secret. “Time, It’s really about time.” Kasias says his favourite cut is side ribs. “Side ribs are better than Baby Backs. They have good marbling, good fat, and a lot more meat on the bones. ”
Fire Island BBQ
Fire Island New York’s claim to fame is they are the “King Of Sauces” They offer Manhattan Mild, New York Honey Garlic, and their famous Empires Fire!!! The southern way to cooking ribs is with hickory wood, Fire Island New York uses Hickory and Applewood giving their ribs a flavourful explosion! Fire Island New York is new to Canada, and in recent years has won several 1st place awards!