August 9 - 10 - 11, 2019 | 13th Annual

Frequently Asked Questions

Before visiting Quinte Ribfest, there are some things you need to know.

The parking for the event is FREE. Minimal on-site parking and many options off-site with shuttle services available (coming soon). It can be quite a walk so wear comfortable clothing and shoes!
WHAT NOT TO BRING: No beverages, glass bottles, food, cans, containers, coolers – Food & Beverages including beer and coolers available on-site. Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates. Water-guns, thrown objects such as baseballs, footballs, frisbees – etc.

All packages and purses are subject to inspection. 
Picture I.D.’s will be required from everyone purchasing alcohol.

All food & beverage is purchased with CASH only. ATM’s are available for your convenience


Most frequent questions and answers

Friday, August 9th & Saturday, August 10th 11:30am to 11:00pm

Sunday, August 11th 11:30am to 5:00pm

FREE Parking! Minimal on-site parking, lots of off-site parking with shuttle service (more info to come). If you park on a neighbourhood street, please be considerate of the community.    

$2 per person at the gate. But the parking, live entertainment, and Family Fun Zone are free.

BRING CASH!! Ribber Teams/Food Vendors/Marketplace/Beverage Zone ONLY TAKE CASH. We have ATMS but better to get your money in advance and bring it with you.

This is a kid friendly family festival! We do our best to entertain kids of all ages. (Please refrain from smoking in the Family Fun Zone and dining tents.)

Bring your dancin’ shoes (hopefully not rain boots). We support and love LIVE MUSIC! Our entertainment line up can be found here.

NOPE. Please leave your fur-babe family members at home. Weather can be too hot and the crowd overwhelming.

There’s much more than ribs at our event! Come and find out why no one leaves hungry!

Quinte Ribfest is run by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and it’s our primary annual fundraiser. The impact of our mentoring programs is profound and the success of Quinte Ribfest is imperative to the overall health of our organization.

Downloads Coming Soon

  • Sponsorship Application
  • Discount Ribs Coupon
  • Shuttles from Belleville & Area
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