Aurora's Ribfest

Dates - Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location - Machell Park

IMPORTANT NOTE: Event is free to attend. ATM on-site in the Midway. Most vendors accept cash only. Limited vendors accepting debit on-site.

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

Aurora's Ribfest is presented by


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 26. 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.

Machell Park will be fenced with additional procedures for the safety of the attendees, performers, food vendors, volunteers and staff.

Hours of Operation & Admission Requirements

See below for hours of operation of Ribfest and daily activities. In addition to our admission requirements, procedures and protocols. Please note for health and safety reasons, pets are not able to experience Aurora’s Ribfest, services dogs excepted.

Hours of Operation & Daily Activities - Friday, August 26
Friday, August 26
Aurora's Ribfest 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Beer Garden 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Hours of Operation & Daily Activities - Saturday, August 27
Saturday, August 27
Aurora's Ribfest 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Beer Garden 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Children's Activity Zone  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 


Hours of Operation & Daily Activities - Sunday, August 28
Sunday, August 28
Aurora's Ribfest 11 am. to 8 p.m.
Beer Garden 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Children's Activity Zone 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Rib Teams & Food Vendors

See below for a list of the rib teams and food vendors that will be at the Ribfest.

Rib Teams 

Aurora's Ribfest includes these incredible professional rib teams.

  • Billy Bones - Fort Erie, Ontario
  • Camp 31 - Brewton, Alabama
  • Sticky Fingers - Castleberry, Alabama
  • Uncles Sam's BBQ - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Food Vendors

In addition to the rib teams, these food vendors will also be serving up delicious food.

  • Beavertails
  • Billy Bob's Fries
  • Churricos
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
  • Mister Softee Ice Cream
  • Mr. Kettle Corn
  • Ontario Corn Roasters


Fantastic entertainment all weekend long! 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.

Entertainment Schedule - Friday, August 26
Friday, August 26
5:30 p.m. It’s All Been Done Before - Tribute to Barenaked Ladies
9 p.m. Headliner - 54-40
Entertainment Schedule - Saturday, August 27
Saturday, August 27
12 p.m. Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty
2:45 p.m. The Beresfords
5:30 p.m. Tangent
9 p.m. Headliner - Kim Mitchell
Entertainment Schedule - Sunday, August 28
Sunday, August 28
11:30 a.m. Ribfest Judging
12:45 p.m. Ysabel Cattle - 2021 Aurora Teen Idol
1:45 p.m. Olivia Varma - 2022 Aurora Teen Idol
2:45 p.m. From the Hip
5:15 p.m. Fiddlestix


How to get to Aurora's Ribfest.

Travelling from Toronto via Hwy 404 (Exit #375)

Travelling from Toronto via Hwy 404 (Exit #375)

  • Exit onto Wellington Street West (Exit #45)

  • Turn right and go North on Yonge Street

  • Turn left onto Aurora Heights Boulevard 

Travelling from Hwy 401 or Hwy 400 

Travelling from Hwy 401 (Exit #17) or Hwy 400

  • Exit at Lloydtown (Exit #52) and go East

  • Turn right onto Jane Street

  • Turn left onto 18th 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

Thank You to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Event Sponsor

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