The 18th Annual RibFest was held at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds on May 28-31. SMG Sioux Falls, which has produced the annual kick-off to summer each year, was joined by a new partnership team that includes title sponsor Campbell's, the Sioux Empire Fair Association and Pepper Entertainment.
Thursday : 4 pm - 11 pm with music from Warrant, Firehouse, and Pop Rocks.
Friday : 11 am - 11 pm with music from Cheap Trick, American Scarecrows, Goodroad, and SGT Rocks.
Saturday : 11 am - 11 pm with music from Montgomery Gentry, Uncle Kracker, Dustin Evans and the Good Times Band, and Big Red Rawkit Riot.
Sunday : 11 am - 5 pm for a FREE KidzFest!
This year's bar-b-que competition winners: People's Choice: Just North of Memphis; Critic's Choice 1st Place: Porky 'N Beans; Critic's Choice 2nd Place: Johnson's; Critic's Choice 3rd Place: Uncle Bub's.
Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Indian Motorcycle of Sioux Falls, John Morrell's, Sanford Children's, Beal Distributing, South Dakota Corn Growers, Crown Royal Apple, Dakota Beverage, Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort, First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Paradigm Construction, Cleaver's, and Maximum Promotions.