July 5, 2019

What do you get when you have four days, six ribbers, 40 vendor booths, hundreds of volunteers, and  sunny 25-plus degree weather?

A record-setting event to kick off summer! 

More than 54,000 people turned out to support Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest over...

June 26, 2019

I am one of the lucky ones who live within reasonable walking distance of Memorial Park, which means I usually leave my car at home during Ribfest - and I know many  local residents who also do the same. The benefits include fewer cars on the street, no waiting for tra...

June 25, 2019

It really is a messy job...but every year a dedicated team of Rotarians and community volunteers work all weekend long during Ribfest to ensure as much waste material as possible is kept from heading to the landfill.

This means endless hours of sorting and bagging...

June 23, 2019

Every year, I make a Ribfest checklist: which ribbers I want to try, which bands I want to see, where I want to sit to watch the fireworks - you get the idea. Really, not much planning goes into my Canada Day weekend other than making sure I get to Memorial Park.

But (u...

June 23, 2019

From the opening on Friday afternoon until closing time on Monday, Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest is jam-packed with food, activities and entertainment. It is also a chance to reconnect with neighbours and friends and kick off summer in style. Admission to the park is f...

June 23, 2019

One of the positive things about organizing a long-running event is being able to build on success. And now in our 10th year, Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest is bringing back some tried and true favourites, along with some exciting new activities local families are sure...

June 22, 2019

You might think Ribfest makes a lot of money off, well, the ribs.  And while they are the big draw for Canada Day weekend (and delicious!), that's not the case. The oil that keeps this community celebration going comes from the beer tent, vendor table rentals, donation...

May 17, 2019

Waterdown's annual Ribfest is a huge success because of our volunteers. From set-up-up to clean up, the four-day event in Memorial Park runs on the hard work of those who donate their time, muscles and talent (mine included).

Our volunteer link is now up and running for...

April 9, 2019

We all know that Ribfest has, well, ribs (and pulled pork, slaw and beans). That's what we love about it.

But did you know that the VIP tent takes the dining experience up a notch on Canada Day weekend? Every year, four local eateries step up and provide appetizers for...

April 1, 2019

Without the support of our sponsors, Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest simply wouldn't happen every year, and we are grateful to all the businesses who step up with donations. Their generous commitments ensure that our community kicks off summer  with great family activiti...