St. Thomas Ribfest is returning to Pinafore Park for another year of delicious barbecue and great entertainment.
The event runs Friday 4:00-11:00, Saturday 11:00-11:00, and Sunday 11:00-7:00, giving you lots of time to fully enjoy Ribfest.
Ketucky Smokehouse, Boss Hogs, Gator BBQ, and New York BBQ will all be there, serving their absolutely mouth-watering ribs, along with tons of other vendors offering up some delicious food. On top of all-things-tasty, there will also be incredible entertainment, with live performances from musicians in the Pinafore bandshell. There will also be a Kids’ Fun Zone with tons of great activities for young ones, plus a Beer Garden for the older crowd. Admission to the grounds is free, so come out to Ribfest for a guaranteed scrumptious and thrilling day!
And the best part: we are providing you with a way to access both events from the other, with a FREE train going to and from downtown and Parkside High School.
THE TRAIN The train will run on the hour from 3:00-7:00 from the L&PS Station. Riders can get off at Parkside to enjoy Ribfest at nearby Pinafore Park, or those attending Ribfest can board the train at 25-past each hour and head to Nostalgia Nights. Or, just enjoy a free, round-trip, scenic train ride through the Railway City. Seats are limited, so be sure to get your tickets from the Railway City Tourism office! There is also a lovely walking trail along the rail line, which you can follow for about 20 minutes to get from one event to the other.