Aurora's Ribfest

Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30, 2020

It's all about the "Ribs, Bibs and Sauce"!

The tastiest event of the year will be taking place at Machell Park, as the rib teams get fired up starting on Friday, August 28.

Not only will there be the tastiest ribs but also roasted yams, roasted corn on the cob, beavertails and many other dishes for every appetite.

We also will have great live entertainment, an inflatable midway provided by Superior Events and activities for kids of all ages.

Hours of Operation

Friday, August 28 - 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Inflatable Midway - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beer Garden - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Age of Majority - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 29 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Inflatable Midway - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Children's Activity Zone - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Beer Garden - 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 30 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Inflatable Midway - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Children's Activity Zone - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Beer Garden - 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.


There is a jam-packed line up with musical acts appearing on the entertainment stage. You will be entertained by some of the region's best musical performers. Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes to dance the afternoon and evenings away to great performers.

Image from ribfest event

  • Weekend Live Entertainment … Stay Tuned!

  • Children's Activities
    There will be an inflatable midway set-up all weekend long to add some excitement for families and for children of all ages. Nominal fees do apply for the midway. In addition, there will be a kids activity zone including crafts, face painting and more.
    - Saturday, August 29 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    - Sunday, August 30 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Professional Rib Teams Cook Off – Sunday, August 30 at 12 p.m.
    The Professional Rib Teams Cook Off is hands down, lip smacking excitement. Local dignitaries will be judging the finest sauces and ribs from the professional ribbers, which are all competing for trophies in this final stop on the provincial ribfest tour.

  • People's Choice Award

    Don't forget to make your opinion count and cast your vote for the best ribs of the weekend. Ballots will be randomly handed out throughout the event, however you can download one and take it with you. Ballots can be placed in the voting box located under the Town of Aurora tent.

Photo Gallery

Check out this photo gallery from Aurora's Ribfest 2019 event.

Image from ribfest event    Image from ribfest event

Image from ribfest event    Image from ribfest event

Thank you for our Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Logo for Aurora Home Hardware   

Event Partner

Image of Rotary organization logo

Rental Sponsor

Image of Rent Source company logo

Children's Zone Sponsors

Image of Aurora Family Martial Arts company logo    Image of Sport Clips company logo


Travelling from Toronto via Hwy 404:

  • Exit onto Wellington Street West

  • Turn right to go North on Yonge Street

  • Turn left onto Aurora Heights Blvd

Travelling from Hwy 401 or 400:

  • Exit at Lloydtown, go East

  • Turn right onto Jane Street

  • Turn left onto Eighteenth Sideroad

  • Turn right onto Yonge Street

  • Turn right onto Aurora Heights Blvd

Locate Machell Park

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