Aurora's Ribfest

Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2019

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 23.

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 and activities for kids of all ages.

Hours of Operation

Friday, August 23 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Inflatable Midway - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beer Garden - 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Age of Majority - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 24 - 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 25 - 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.
Aurora Rotary Club Beer Garden - 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Entertainment

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.

  • 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 24 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    - Sunday, August 25 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Hoedown Showdown – Saturday, August 24
    Once again the Hoedown Showdown will be holding auditions for the lucky vocalist that we will performing at the Hoedown. 

  • Professional Rib Teams Cook Off – Sunday, August 25 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 2018 event.

Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event    Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event

Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event    Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event

Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event    Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event

Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event    Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event

Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event    Photo from Aurora’s Ribfest special event

Event Sponsors

Logo for Aurora Home Hardware        Image of Rent Source company logo         Image of Rotary organization logo 

Directions

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

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