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Twin City Ribfest - June 1-4, 2017

The 13th annual Twin City Ribfest fires up at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, just five minutes from downtown, June 1-4, 2017. The popular summer barbecue fest was recently featured in USA Today's roundup of barbecue festivals across America. RibFest is especially loved for placing the spotlight on North Carolina-based food and beverage products, including locally headquarted Texas Pete hot sauce and Foothills Brewing craft beer. For more than a decade, the festival continues to thrive with its simplistic combination of national BBQ purveyors competing for awards and customers, and quality entertainment on its music stages.

Musical acts over the years have included local, regional and national acts including the Avett Brothers, Vanilla Ice, Cyrille Neville, Hal Ketchum and many more.  The 2016 event featured The Electric Trio with Greg Humphreys, The Legacy MOTOWN Revue, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Snake Malone and the Black Cat Bone and more.  The 2017 RibFest also will feature several rib cookers (ribbers) from all over the country as well a variety of musical and performing acts. 

View the Musical Lineup Here

Check back soon for details on the musical lineup.   

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
2825 University Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27105

Thursday, June 1, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday, June 2, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, Noon - 6 p.m.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday & Friday - Free
5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Thursday - $5 Adults*
All other times - $7 Adults*
Children 12 and Under - Free

* $2 Off with can of food.

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