BBQ Ribfest

The 16th annual Ribfest is four days of unbelievably delicious, mouth-watering BBQ served up just the way you love it by National Award Winning BBQ teams from across the country. This year's event starts on Thursday June 13th and ends on Father's Day Sunday June 16th. Each year upwards of 40,000 ribfeasters decend on Headwaters Park in downtown Ft. Wayne where over 20 tons of incredible BBQ are consumed during Ft. Wayne's favorite summer festival. Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, rib sandwiches, bbq chicken and more, it's a BBQ lovers paradise all served up just the way you love it whether hot and spicy or sweet and tangy, your taste buds never had it so good! In addition some of the greatest live rockin' blues music along with a little bit of jazz and a little bit of country thrown in will hit the main stage. So come on down and join the party under the giant canopy at Headwaters Park. It's Blues , Brews & BBQ at it's finest. It's Fort Wayne's biggest summer piggin' out in the park party. Great fun for all and ooooooooh so tasty!

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