Tips For Enjoying Ribfest


Tips For Enjoying Ribfest

July 10, 2014

One of the great things about the summer is being able to attend a Ribfest almost every. A summer tradition for many families, cities across the GTA will host a Ribfest at some point during the summer. We attended the Toronto Ribfest at Centennial park a few weeks ago and it did not disappoint.

Right here in our neighborhood, Canada’s Largest Ribfest will be at Spencer Smith Park August 29 to September 1.  Enjoy first class ribbers, first class entertainment, and hot sunny weather!

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A Few Tips for Enjoying  Ribfest:

1 – Pack lots of napkins and wipes. While there will be plenty available, it’s best to have enough on hand and closeby for those sticky fingers and messy cheeks.

2 –  Share. As there will be many food vendors,  you will want to try as much as you can. Consider sharing with friends and family. Get a few racks of ribs from a number of ribbers, so that you can try different ones. Each rib vendor specializes in their sauces and how they prepare and grill the ribs.

3 –   Bring Cash. Food Vendors don’t generally take visa or debit, and a bank machine will be hard to find while on the grounds.

4 – Go Hungry.  With so much food to choose from, you’ll want to make sure your stomach is empty and ready. If Ribs aren’t your thing, don’t worry, there is so much more to enjoy; Pulled Pork, Kettle Corn (Auntie Jo’s Kettle Corn), Corn on the Cob (Ontario Corn Roasters),  Fries & Poutine (The Fry’s The Limit), Ice Cream & Snow Cones (Mr. Frostee Treats) and much more.  You won’t leave hungry!

5 – And most importantly. Have Fun! Enjoy the sunny weather, great entertainment, and good company! The summer is finally here!


Check that off The Summer Bucket List.

Strawberry picking
Vegetable picking
Make homemade popsicles and/or ice cream
Have a picnic in the park
Lemonade stand
See a movie at the Drive-in
Go to Ripleys aquarium
Go to Zoo
Fly a kite
Go to the beach
Spend the day at Bronte creek
Make a bird feeder
Paint outside
Take the Ferry to Toronto Island
Nature scavenger hunt
Go to a concert or storytime in the park
Yoga in the park
Go to a Ribfest
Visit Canada’s Wonderland
Watch fireworks
Family road trip
Go to a local festival
Visit a splash pad
Stand up paddle boarding
Biking with the kids in the Chariot
Attend a workshop at Home Depot or Michaels
Go fishing
Visit a farmers market

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