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Aurora's Ribfest

Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2022

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cash payments preferred. No ATM on site. 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


Aurora's Ribfest Event 

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 27
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 28
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 29
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.

  • Catharina’s Kitchen
  • Churricos
  • Mister Softee Ice Cream
  • Ontario Corn Roasters
  • Tiny Tom’s Donuts


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 Line-Up available in July 2022.


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

Partial Funding Provided by

Province of Ontario logo

Thank you to our Sponsors
Event Partner

Rotary Club Aurora organization logo

Event Sponsor

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Rental Sponsor

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