Summer is the season of festivals and there have been so many so far! From a huge cheese curd festival to a fun ice cream festival, the summer festival season is in full swing. Food festivals have to be one of the most fun to head to cause you get to choose from a wide variety of different things to eat.

Ottawa is pretty lucky when it comes to food festivals. Every year we get a huge poutine festival which is always unreal. This year we are getting the amazing rib festival once again. It comes around every year and each year it gets better and better!

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Capital Ribfest will be at City Hall once again this summer. This year will be the biggest Capital Ribfest yet. The festival will have a live performance stage featuring Ottawa's best musicians all weekend long. There will be a Craft Beer Gardens (by award winning Broadhead Beer to pair with your favourite ribs, chicken or pulled pork). Capital Ribfest will also include amazing non alcoholic beverages, treats and desserts to compliment the yummy main course. Plus there will be a demonstration booth where you can learn the best tips and tricks on how to make your barbecue perfect! 

To make this festival even better, it's completely free to enter! During the summer we always spend so much money on dinner, ice cream, and waterparks. This rib festival is free to enter and all you need to pay for is the food. A full rack is $25, Chicken and Pulled Pork is $15, Half a Rack is $13, Half a Chicken is $12, and a Big Platter (includes: Half Rack, Quarter Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beans, Potatoes) is $28.

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There will be many vendors at the rib festival. No matter what kind of meat you want, this festival will for sure have it. The festival will also have Fresh Lemonade, Deep Fried Sweets, Golden Onion, Mini Donuts, Ice Cream, Corn Dogs, and a Candyland. Some of the best vendors coming to the festival are: 

  • Fitz's Classic Grill BBQ Smoke House 
  • Jack on the Bone Rib
  • Brickyard BBQ
  • Crazy Canuck Smokers

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Capital Ribfest will be from August 2nd to 5th at 110 Laurier Avenue. Admission to the festival is free. With so many vendors and the summer weather upon us, what better way to spend your day than by heading to Capital Ribfest. Festival dates and times vary so be sure to visit the website here for more information.

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