Aurora's Ribfest

Dates - Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2024
Location - Machell Park
Free Admission, No Tickets or Registration
It's all about the "Ribs, Bibs and Sauce"!

Note: Cash payments preferred. No A.T.M. on-site. Most vendors accept cash only. Limited vendors accepting debit on-site.

Aurora's Ribfest is presented by

Desjardins company logo

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 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.

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

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

The Entertainment schedule will be available in July 2024.

Hours of Operation & Admission Requirements

See below for hours of operation of Ribfest and daily activities. 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 23
Friday, August 23
Aurora's Ribfest 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Beer Garden 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Hours of Operation & Daily Activities - Saturday, August 24
Saturday, August 24
Aurora's Ribfest 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. 


Hours of Operation & Daily Activities - Sunday, August 25
Sunday, August 25
Aurora's Ribfest 11 am. 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.

Rib Teams & Food Vendors

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

2023 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
2023 Food Vendors

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

  • Alabama Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Beavertails
  • Billy Bobs Fries
  • Bubble Tea & Me
  • Catharina’s Kitchen
  • Churricos
  • Mister Soft Treats
  • Mr Kettle Corn
  • Ontario Corn Roasters
  • Slushy Bear
  • Tiny Toms Donuts
  • Zuccas On the Go
  • And more to come!


How to get to Aurora's Ribfest.

Locate Machell Park

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 & Contact

For more information, please call 905-726-4762 or email our Special Events Team.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel, amend or change activities.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Desjardins Insurance company logo

Entertainment Sponsor

Magna International company logo

Event Sponsor

Aurora Home Hardware company logo

Rental Sponsor
Rent Source company logo

KidZone Sponsor 

Aurora Family Martial Arts company logo