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Friday, August 27 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

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

Unfortunately Aurora’s Ribfest will be taking a year off and will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2021.  So mark your calendars because the tastiest event of the year will be taking place at Machell Park, as the rib teams get fired up starting on Friday, August 27.

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 27 - 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 28 - 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 29 - 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.

photo of music band at ribfest event

2021 Ribfest

  • 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 28 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    - Sunday, August 29 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Professional Rib Teams Cook Off – Sunday, August 29 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.


Travelling from Toronto via Hwy 404:

  • Exit onto Wellington Street West

  • Turn right to go North on Yonge Street

  • Turn left onto Aurora Heights Boulevard

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  Boulevard

More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware