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

Rib Eating Contest!

Friday August 9 at 2pm & Saturday August 10 at 2pm

Team Spirit - Dress up your team, but be prepared to get saucy!

Let's Pig Out at Quinte Ribfest!


Challenge your friends, co-workers, family members, or other businesses to compete. This challenge requires teams of four. It is $120 to enter a team (only $30 per person). Team members can pay the entry fee themselves, or they can get sponsors or pledges.

This contest is a relay-style race where contestants take turns eating delicious grilled ribs as fast as they can. The team who pigged out the fastest wins.

All proceeds from this event go to support your local community. Come on and find that unique way to show your best team spirit, so suit up and paint your faces for the community!

Registration form below. So enter now, before all spaces are filled.

Contestants announced soon.


The contest is open to all Quinte Ribfest participants must be 18 years or older. Members, Volunteers, Sponsors of Quinte Ribfest or any of their immediate families are not eligible to enter.


TO ENTER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND ENTRY FORM FOR THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY PROVISIONS. Complete and sign the Contestant Registration For from the the link above. All entry forms become the property of Quinte Ribfest.


  • Only ten (10) teams allowed per competition listed.
  • Contestants will compete against each others team. The object is to eat your allotted Bar-B-Que Ribs, then tag your team mate and finish before another teams.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be consumed during the competition
  • Contestants must not touch any ribs until the starting signal.
  • Contestants must stop eating at the ending signal, to be announced prior to beginning the contest.
  • Contestants will be given 1 rack of Ribs each.
  • Winning team will be determined by which team finishes first. All meat must be eaten off the rib bones in order to count.
  • Contestants who suffer a reversal of fortune and/or urges contrary to swallowing will be disqualified (and possibly laughed at). Eaters must hold down the meat for a period of two minutes after the contest.
  • The “Chipmunking Rule” will be in effect, which means that any meat placed in the contestant’s mouth must be finished before tagging teammate and at the very end of the contest must be swallowed within 30 seconds. Contestants in violation of the “Chipmunking Rule” will be penalized one ½ rack of ribs.
  • In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by a one ½ rack ribs “Rib-off”.
  • Final Authority: Quinte Ribfest have the final authority regarding all contest-related matters.
  • Upon registering your team will receive a badge and will be instructed to wait in a designated area next to the main stage.
  • False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver
  • Any health risks that could jeopardize the contestant’s health or well-being (ie. Allergies, etc.).
  • Under the influence of any substance
  • Appearance is deemed inappropriate or unattractive. If the contestant is wearing something that is deemed inappropriate, the contestant may be subject to disqualication.
  • Starting prior to the start signal. Continuing to eat after the ending signal.
  • Failure to completely eat a rib before beginning to eat another rib.
  • Throwing up or regurgitating.
  • A contestant will forfeit his or her place should he or she fail to register by 4:00 pm on the day, of the contest and be continuously present for the duration of the contest.
  • Contestants will also forfeit his or her place if they leave the waiting area after they register. PRIZE AWARDS:

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Team who eats the ribs first will receive the 1 st place prize Coming soon, 2nd Place Coming soon, 3rd Place Coming soon..

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS AND WAIVER  OF LIABILITY: Contestant acknowledges that there are risks if personal injury, illness and possible loss of life, and risks of damage to or loss of personal property, which may result from participating in this contest. Contestant voluntarily enters Quinte Ribfest and assumes all of these risks. Contestant, as a condition of entry, agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Quinte Ribfest and aliated companies, their vendors, their advertising, promotion and public relation agencies co-sponsoring companies and their aliates and agencies, and all others, directors, employees and agents of the aforesaid entities, from any and all claims costs, including attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use ion any prize. In doing so, contestant releases and indemnies the aforesaid entities and individuals from liability for injuries or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt of any prize. In no event shall Quinte Ribfest be liable to a contestant for acts or omissions arising out of  or related to the contest or that contestant’s participation in the contest.

Send cheque or money order payable Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to address listed on form. Return to: Quinte Ribfest, 250 Sidney Street, Belleville, ON. Canada. K8P 3Z3.

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The Best Experience Ever

"I was so happy to hear Ribfest was moved to Trenton this year. So much closer and easier to get to than when it was in Belleville. This was our first year attending and it did not disappoint! We went Friday afternoon before it got too crowded. There was lots of parking and we got through the gate quickly and easily. I do agree with other people that the admission fee should have been mentioned on the posters advertising the event so that people knew about the fee and had their money ready at the gate. Also they should have two separate lines at the gate - one for those who plan to drink and one for those who don't. Would make the lines move faster and make things simpler. If you don't have a bracelet on you don't get served. Period. The vendor and food setup was great. I love how hand wash stations were setup everywhere and volunteers were handing out wet wipes. I also liked how all five ribbers were kept separate from the other food vendors. It made it easier to go from one to another trying all the sauces before we decided which one we wanted to buy ribs from. The tables were close by as well. Afterwards we were able to wander over a small hill and get dessert and coffee. Fantastic setup. Thanks for having this in Trenton this year. We are already making plans to come back next year. Hopefully it will be in Trenton for years to come as getting to Belleville is difficult. It would also be nice to see more vendors (other than food) there as well for next year!"
Linda Pyatt Gardiner
5-Star Facebook Review

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