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     2019 Ribfest Winners       

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People's Choice Best Sauce: 1st-Boss Hogs; 2nd-Dinosaur BBQ Pit; 3rd-Ribs Royale

Best Judged Ribs: 1st-Hawgs Gone Wild; 2nd-Ribs Royale; 3rd-Boss Hogs

People's Choice Best Ribs: 1st--Boss Hogs; 2nd-Bibbs Texas BBQ; 3rd-Dinosaur BBQ Pit

Meet the judges

A very special panel of judges did the honours for the 10th anniversary of Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest, including the organizing committee's founding members Gary Ewart and Hal Bushey. They were joined by MPP Donna Skelly, MP David Sweet, Councillor Judi Partridge and 10-year judging veteran Bert McCallum.

Lindsey Ryder photo


Waterdown's Oh Canada Ribfest is excited to welcome back some longtime favourites for our 2019 lineup of ribbers who will be competing for your taste buds - and your votes! As a general rule, ribbers sell ribs, pulled pork, beans and coleslaw, and some also sell chicken and/or potatoes​.

For more details on the ribbers' menus, check out their profiles below.

*Please note that food vendors only accept cash - There will be 2 cash machines on site.

Bibbs Texas BBQ
Boss Hogs Smokin' Chophouse
Crazy Canuck Smokers

Dinosaur BBQ Pitt
Hawgs Gone Wild
Ribs Royale BBQ

Bibbs Texas BBQ

The Bibbs Texas BBQ team takes the simple pleasure of ribs very seriously. New to Waterdown’s Oh Canada Ribfest lineup, the Bibbs menu features Baby Back Ribs, beef ribs and traditional pork ribs and sides. Visit us online at

Boss Hogs Smokin' Chophouse

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. Visit us at


Crazy Canuck Smokers

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 Flair. They’re back at Oh Canada Ribfest, you’ll want to check out these Brantford-based ribbers on facebook at

Dinosaur BBQ Pitt

Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Dinosaur BBQ Pitt has brought their southern-style bbq to Canada for the last 5 years, winning numerous awards along the way. Dinosaur BBQ specializes in authentic smoked bbq made with the finest ingredients available. Let the professionals take care of the cooking tonight - come out and see why Dinosaur BBQ Pitt has the biggest taste! The menu features Ribs, Pulled Pork and Chicken in gluten free sauce, served up with beans and slaw.

Hawgs Gone WILD BBQ Team

Hawgs Gone Wild BBQ was founded in 1985 in Daytona Beach, Florida and we have been on the BBQ competition circuit for the past 10 years. With our famous sweet and sticky BBQ sauce, Hawgs Gone Wild has won well over 100 awards. WE LOVE WHAT WE DO! Smoked food is our passion and you will taste the love as you dig into our Ribs, Pulled Pork or our mouthwatering Chicken. And don't forget about our famous Grammy Willie's Corn Bread!  The menu features Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beans, Coleslaw and Cornbread. Our sauce is gluten free, and our beans and slaw are gluten and dairy free. Visit us online at

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 served up with Baked Beans and Creamy Coleslaw. Our sauce and sides are completely gluten free.  In 2017 alone we won over 50 first place awards in best ribs & best sauce categories. We’re not just awesome we’re Sauceome! Please visit our website

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