RibFest 2015 Dates Announced


RibFest is returning to the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, thanks to a successful transition to its new home last year which saw record-breaking attendance.

The 18th Annual RibFest will be held at the Fairgrounds on May 28-31. SMG Sioux Falls, which has produced the annual kick-off to summer each year, is working with a new partnership team that includes title sponsor Campbell’s Supply, the Sioux Empire Fair Association and Pepper Entertainment.

Campbell’s—the home of “Your Friends in the Red Shirts”—has been a long-time sponsor of RibFest, having sponsored Free Friday and KidzFest activities in the past.

RibFest hours are the same as last year-- Thursday 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Information on national concert headliners and ticket prices will be announced in the near future. All eight of the national award-winning rib vendors from last year are returning and will vie for the coveted People’s Choice and Critic’s Choice awards for cash prizes and trophies.