Burlington Ribfest brings a four day meat extravaganza to Ontario. With 18 Ribber Teams from across North America hungry to compete for the Best Ribs Title, and more than 100,000 people hungry to taste their mouth watering fare, you’ve got Canada’s largest Ribfest.
Taking place in Spencer Smith Park right on Lake Ontario, there are musical guests and activities for kids (of all ages). But who are we kidding, it’s all about the meat. Oh and there’s beer too. For $22, you can get a mouth watering, sauce slathered full rack of ribs. But the tough decision is, from which stand? You’ve got Ribbers locally from Ontario, as well from Florida, Alabama, and surprisingly Rhode Island and Ohio? Isn’t bbq supposed to come from the likes of Texas and the deep, dark South?
So how do you choose your ribs? Each Ribber displays their competitive trophies and banners as there’s fierce rivalry for titles at barbecue competitions. But you start to wonder how valid are these as every stand seems to have won for best ribs or sauce at some other competition. For me, I chose the only stand that served baby back ribs, the stand with Jack Daniels sauce, and the stand with the shortest line.
Burlington Ribfest is lip smacking good but prepare to stand in line for at least 15 minutes to grab a rack. But oh so worth it.www.canadaslargestribfest.com