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When and Where is the Event Taking Place?

Ribfest Sudbury will be held on Labour Day Weekend every year. The 2023 Festival will run from September 1st to 3rd, 2023 at Bell Park (Grace Hartman Amphitheatre).

Festival hours are as follows:
Friday 12pm to 10pm
Saturday 12pm to 10pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing! The festival is free admission to all. This also includes admission to the musical acts.

However, we are raising money for charities, organizations and causes. Please look for our Donations tent in order to give a little and help out a great cause!

Is it cash only?

No. Some vendors accept debit/credit. There will also be 3 ATMS on site.

Is there gluten-free options?

Yes. Most of the rib teams have gluten free sauces. Some of our other vendors have GF options as well!

Can I bring my dog?

Yes absolutely. However your dog must be leashed at all times. You must also ensure to bring bags and pick up their poop!

What else am I allowed to bring?

Here are a few other items permited on the grounds during the festival:

  • baby strollers
  • small bags/purses
  • picnic blankets
What is *NOT ALLOWED* on site?

The following items are not permitted on site during the festival:

  • outside food and drinks
  • lawn chair
  • beach umbrellas
  • coolers
  • RVS / campers
Is the festival licensed?

Event grounds are fully licensed during the festival and will feature Labatt products.

Drink tickets must be purchased and a bracelet indicating legal drinking age must be worn at all times.


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Event grounds are fully licensed and will feature Labatt products.