Every year, Ottawa hosts Capital Ribfest at Festival Plaza right beside City Hall. And it's back just in time for the long weekend! From Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st, this family friendly event is on from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Right in the heart of Downtown Ottawa, this delicious rib fest has free admission and you end up just paying for what you eat (note that it is cash only.) The pricing goes as follows but is subjected to change:
- Full Rack: $25.00
- Chicken & Pulled Pork: $15.00
- 1/2 Rack: $13.00
- 1/2 Chicken: $12.00
- 1/3 Rack: $9.00
- Pulled Pork Sandwich: $8.00
- Chicken & Ribs: $17.00
- Beans & Coleslaw: $3.00
- Pulled Pork by the pound: $12.00
- Big Platter (Includes: Half Rack, Quarter Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beans, Potatoes, etc): $28.00
For all of you who are gluten-free or vegetarian, there are plenty of options as well. Just ask the vendor for gluten-free sauces, or look around for vendors that offer items such as corn on the cob, salads or veggie pizza. If you have more of a sweet tooth than a salty one, some of the Capital Ribfest vendors will sell dessert items such as doughnuts and ice cream.
Best of all, Capital Ribfest has partnered with the Ottawa Foodbank and a quantity of the proceeds will be donated to support the cause.
So if you don't have plans for this long weekend, grab a bunch of friends and head on down to 110 Laurier Avenue and experience the delicious smell and taste of award-winning ribs. And of course, other mouthwatering treats that you can pass off as a cheat meal.
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