Thank you for making Vernon RibFest 2019 a success!!

Please see information pages for next years Sponsorship & Volunteering opportunities. We look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Ribfest where we will be celebrating the Vernon Elks Lodge #45 – 100th Anniversary!

Link to the 50/50 Draw Winning Tickets:

Vernon Treatment Centre (250) 542-6151

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Vernon RibFest

The Vernon RibFest July 5-7 is a weekend tailored to deliver great food, and live music! This is a RAIN or SHINE event. The community sized BBQ has award-winning professional ribbers from Gator BBQ, Misty Mountain BBQ, Grizzly BBQ & Smoke & Bones serving up BBQ ribs (beef & pork) brisket & chicken. Local vendors are providing a variety of the finest fare foods such as fresh east coast lobster, burgers, hotdogs, fries, mini donuts, ice cream, lemonade, and shave ice. 

July 5th, 6th & 7th (Fri. 4PM9PM, Sat. & Sun. 11AM9PM)

Admission is a $2 donation (children 12 and under FREE). This is a RAIN or SHINE event… Centrally located Vernon Curling Club, situated next to Becker Park.

Group reservations available for a minimum of 8 people RESERVE HERE.

Curling Club Address: 3400 39 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 6M4

·         $2.00 suggested donation (bring correct change to expedite the process)
·         Cash purchase ONLY (ATM on site )
·         (FREE Shuttle every ½ hour from Kal Tire Place)
·         Indoor and outdoor seating available.
·         Wheelchair and mobility device accessible entrance.
·         There is not any food or drink service provided to the table.
·         Security is required to check through all purses & bags upon arrival and exit.

Please check back regularly for updates!


Have you heard…..

For 99 years, the Vernon Elks Lodge has played an integral part in serving our community and this year … we are hosting Vernon’s RibFest!  This is a volunteer (200+) driven family festival that offers something for everyone.  There are four professional ribbers coming, as well as local food vendors.

What’s a Ribber?

A Ribber is a professional chef that specializes in preparing grilled foods. A Ribber most often works with meat, however his or her job can also involve working with a wide variety other foods and vegetables.  A ribber’s job requires highly specialized culinary training.

What is a Ribber Contest? 

Local media sponsors are invited to participate in the ‘Ribber Contest’.  They provide their own special recipe for BBQ sauce to compete with and during the completion they BBQ ribs that are judged by the professional Ribbers.  The winner receives a trophy and bragging rights.   

Adult Beverage Tent

Beer, Wine and other adult beverages available for those 19+. 2 pieces of ID for required.      

Kids Zone…

Fun for kids!

Bouncy house, obstacle course, and climbing wall! Come join the fun at Ribfest!

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We are so excited to be working with local Food Vendors serving up fare foods of all flavours,sweets and treats along with specialty drinks. The Market Vendors that are showing handcrafted and artisanal wares and the Non Profit Vendors are providing interactive and fun activities for children and youth as well as provide information about the programs and services they offer to our community.

A huge thank you to our Sponsors…