We are looking forward to ribbin' and bibbin' with you, here are some answers to questions you may have.
If you are wondering is the Vernon Ribfest on or not?
YES, it is July 7-9, 2023 11am – 9pm
NO, The festival moved to O’Keefe Historic Ranch it has room to grow and is a great partnership, for both organizations.
Location: O’Keefe Historic Ranch
The festival is by donation: 100% of gate donations are designated to O’Keefe Historic Ranch, lets see how much we can raise for the ranch
Yes! There is FREE live entertainment from 11am – 9 pm daily
Yes! FREE Award Winning Magician – Chris Yuill, Bouncy Castle (littles), Bouncy Obstacle Course, Christine Turpine Face Painting, Heather Smith – Family Style -Sip & Paint, KiKi the Eco Elf – stilt walking & entertainment,
There are ATM’s on site. Each food vendor has its own payment options.
No, our food vendors and ribbers pay a fee to attend the festival and food is available to purchase only.
Yes, as a requirement of our special event licence we are required to have security search the contents of each person coming to the festival. To make this your best festival experience, please leave ALL non permitted items at home as they will be confiscated or disposed of.
Yes, There are three Group Reservation fee based options 1) Pavilion Tables – Music Stage 2) Outdoor Tables – (not sheltered) and 3) Indoor Tables – A/C (quiet tables). Take a look at the entertainment pages to pick your favourite performer and make a reservation that best meets your needs
This is one of the ways Ribfest raises funds to cover the cost of the festival and have it be a FREE community event! If you love the Ribfest as much as we do, invite some friends and reserve a table.
non reserved tables are available on a first come first serve basis
Please bring your folding lawn chairs or a picnic blanket
Yes, a shuttle bus runs a continuous loop between Kal Tire Place and O’Keefe Ranch (40 min loop approximately).
100% of shuttle bus donations are designated to Halina Centre, lets see how much we can raise!
Yes, the beer garden is family restaurant style licence. 19+ must have 2 pieces of current ID (government ID with a photo). Licensed attendees can bring their drink to seating areas within the Vernon Ribfest site.
Yes, There will be 50/50 daily draws. (1 per day) and a raffle will be drawn on Sunday July 9 near the close of the festival.