13th Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest
August 18 - August 20
Every year, thousands of visitors converge at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz to taste and judge some of the best ribs around at the Hudson Valley Ribfest. The three-day Fest is actually three events in one – a food festival, a music festival, and a sanctioned Barbeque Contest where winners can advance to the national finals in Kansas City. Along with the finger-licking-good BBQ, there will be live bands, cooking demonstrations, games, crafts and activities for children.
Admission is $7 per day for adults, children 12 and under are free. All kinds of food from BBQ, to Mexican and Jamaican along with craft beers, wine and other beverages are available for purchase. The festival offers a VIP experience ($75) on Friday night which includes unlimited ribs, unlimited beverages, wide variety of sides, exclusive sampling of Hudson Valley Ribfest vendors, dessert, a private tent to enjoy the music, and gift bag. Sponsored by the Highland Rotary Club and IHeart Media, all proceeds go to over 30 community organizations!
The Hudson Valley Ribfest is open 5pm – 10pm on Friday, 11am – 10pm on Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday.
For more details and to purchase tickets to the year’s Ribfest, click: hudsonvalleyribfest.org