Savour #KingstonRibfest


Kingston Ribfest & Craft Beer Show 

COVID-19 Update

July 22, 2020

We have been closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and feel that in the best interest of the health and safety of our community, the 2020 Kingston Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, scheduled for September 11-13 be cancelled.

We love our #KingstonRibfest community. Yes, it’s about enjoying ribs and craft beer, but anyone who’s been part of our event knows it’s more than that. Charities, vendors, artists, staff etc., there are many people and businesses impacted by the cancellation or postponement of events. We know that losing social events, gatherings, concerts and all of the many things we do as groups of people is a tough loss. Ultimately we feel it’s of the utmost importance to do what’s best for the well being of our community and bring people back together only when we know it’s safe to do so.

We are heartened and hopeful that our situation in Ontario is improving, and would like to thank everyone who has taken measures to help protect our collective safety and well being. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the thousands of people who support the Kingston Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, and to everyone who makes the event possible each year. 

We can’t wait to see you again and wish you good health in the meantime.

Celebrate the BEST summer has to offer! Enjoy mouth-watering barbequed ribs and chicken, an incredible selection of Ontario craft-brewed beer, plus live entertainment and a Kids Fun Zone - all in the atmosphere of Memorial Centre Park.

Life doesn't get much better!

2021 marks the 8th anniversary of this great community event - 

Bring your friends, family and co-workers and savour the flavour.


Sample new brews and time-honoured classics with our wide selection of Ontario craft-brewed beer. Alternatives to beer (including non-alcoholic beverages) are also available.

About Breweries


The best of BBQ and beyond from mouth-watering ribs and chicken to fresh-made Beaver Tails, Colossal Onions and more - it's like heaven for your tastebuds!

About Food

Live Entertainment

The #KingstonRibfest stage stays rockin' with live entertainment all weekend long. 2021 lineup will be announced soon.

About Live Entertainment

Kids Fun Zone

Fun for the whole family. The Kids Fun Zone produced by Grand River Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids.

About Kids Fun Zone

Partners in Mission Foodbank

Admission to the Kingston Ribfest & Craft Beer Show is free but donations to the Partners in Mission Food Bank are accepted at the gate. Please note that due to the nature of the event, anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult (ie. your parents) to be admitted.

Thank you for attending the 2019 Ribfest event. Due to your generous donations, $3,863 and 1,477 lbs of food was raised for the Partners in Mission Food Bank! In our first 6 years, we have raised $22,280.65 and 14,654 lbs of food.

Please help us to support our local food bank and come ready with a donation.

Learn more about Social Responsibility at #KingstonRibfest.