Mark your calendar for August 8 - 11, 2013.
The Nebraska Pork Producers' Capital City Ribfest is a 4 day summer street festival featuring award-winning BBQ and music.
Ribfest is the largest, most popular summer event in downtown Lincoln.
Food, showcasing great barbeque, plus live music on the Ribfest Sound Stage featuring some of the best local and regional talent, highlight the four-day event.
Award-winning BBQ pit bosses from around the country gather to showcase their talents and serve up award-winning barbeque to southeastern Nebraskans. This festival is unique to Lincoln in that barbeque is the focal point of the event - offering the public a chance to sample a variety of barbeque recipes from across the nation and even Australia.
BBQ fans can now taste Southern, Texas style, Australian, Memphis and Southwestern BBQ, all without leaving Lincoln!
The 2012 Lincoln Journal Star Ground Zero "Best of Show" winners were:
1. Willingham's BBQ of Memphis, TN
2. Porky n' Beans of Port St. Lucie, FL
Festival entertainment including live folk, classic rock, blues and country music is featured throughout the 4 day event. In 2012, 14 bands and solo artists kept the stage rocking and the rib lovers entertained.
Ribfest generated multiple barrels of donated food for The Food Bank of Lincoln. The public donated cans of food on Thursday and Friday during the lunch hour as an admission donation. Thanks to all who contibuted.
SMG and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association will host the 17th annual big event on August 8 - 11, 2013.
Nebraska Pork Producers Capital City Ribfest
WHEN: August 8 - 11, 2013
WHERE: Just outside the Pershing Center on "N" Street, 16th Street to 14th; and Centennial Mall "M" to "O".
Free admission Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Suggested admission" is a can of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln.
No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed in the festival area. Also no skateboards or bicycles inside the festival area.
PARTICIPATING RIB VENDORS:
Aussom Aussie - Sydney, Australia
Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co. - Hinckley, OH
Howling Coyote Southwestern BBQ -Chicago, IL
Johnson's BBQ - Chesapeake, VA
Porky N' Beans - Port St. Lucie, FL
Texas Rib Rangers - Denton, TX
Jonny B's - Just North of Memphis, TN
We'll feature four days of live music on the Capital City Ribfest Stage
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Thanks To Our Wonderful Sponsors!
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