The Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview is pleased to present the Rotary Ribfest Moncton—a community fundraiser and family event. Admission to the Festival is free, with donations gratefully accepted. We have a great lineup of Ribbers and Entertainers to make this a summer event you won’t want to miss! 


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Rotary Ribfest Moncton

Four days of ribs and entertainment - JUNE 20TH-23RD 2019 at RIVERFRONT PARK, MONCTON N.B.

The City of Moncton and Riverfront Park will be host to RibFest! This is the 6th year for Rotary Rib Fest Moncton and our 5th year in partnership with Atlanticade. Entry into the site is free but donations are greatly accepted.  All money raised from the bar sales and donations at the gate goes back into the community.  

Since Rotary Ribfest Moncton started in 2014, we have raised over $250,000 for local causes such as Moncton Headstart, Sistema, Edith Cavell School, Boys and Girls Clubs of Riverview and Moncton; Crossroads for Women, Peter McKee Community Food Centre, Big Hearts Small cities, Invigorate Leaders plus many others

A full rack of ribs will cost in the range of $20-$25 and you can also get half or third racks, pulled pork or barbecued chicken. Top professional ribbers from the US and Canada will compete in a cook-off for trophies and bragging rights with the smell of delicious barbecue wafting through the air.


Platinum Partners

Atlantic Lottery
Molson Canadian
City of Moncton


Argus Hearing Centre
Tetley Tea
Downtown Moncton Centre-ville
Grant Thornton


  • Lawn Rangers Landscaping
  • Advocate Printing
  • Town of Riverview
  • Pine Acres R.V.


Hey Ribfest Fans…. With Rotary Ribfest Moncton just days away, there are always a few questions and some facts you should know about the event.    Below are some things you should know before attending June 20th – June 23rd in Riverfront Park, Downtown Moncton.

  • Rotary Ribfest Moncton organized exclusively by the Rotary Club of Moncton West & Riverview.
  • Funds are raised through beverage sales at the Rotary Bar and by donations at the gate.
  • This is a Rotary charity event to raise money for organizations such as…
    • Moncton Headstart
    • Youth Impact Jeunesse
    • Moncton & Riverview Boys and Girls Clubs
    • Sistema NB
    • Crossroads,
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • Adopt-a-School (Edith Cavell)
    • ...just to name but a few.
  • This is a Cash Only event; however, ATM machines will be on site.
  • There is no charge to enter the site, but donations at the gate are greatly appreciated.
  • You only pay for what you choose to eat and drink.
  • All organizers and personnel working on the site are volunteers with the exception of the vendors, security, stage crew, and the Ribbers
  • Pets are not permitted on the site.
  • Feel free to bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the entertainment.
  • Gluten Free Option: The Silver Bullet offers a Gluten Free Option. 
  • Our Ribbers this year are as follows…
    • Silver Bullet
    • Crabby’s BBQ Shack
    • Camp 31
    • Billy Bones
    • Texas Rangers
    • Pistol Pete’s Smokehouse.
  • Other vendors include
    • The Tater King
    • Alabama Lemonade
    • Meg’s Ice Cream
    • Urban Corn
    • Jolly Rancher Slushies

The Ribbers

Pistol Pete's Smokehouse

Pistol Pete's Smokehouse

Pistol Pete’s, a Pitt Master from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma got his name from beating "Benny The Blade" in a rib chop off contest. Since 1982, we have been serving truly authentic BBQ cooked “low n slow" over real fruitwood logs. Our Slogan says it all. We have the “Best Ribs by a Long Shot”, Guaranteed.

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers – Originally from Motley Texas, now out of Zorra Township, Ontario. Began touring the Canadian Circuit 6 years ago winning several awards every year! The company has grown and become a large contender amongst the best in The North American Ribfest Circuit.


Crabby's BBQ Shack

After 20 years in business and a long-standing track record of award winning Barbeque, Crabby's has proven to be one the best on the grill, from the East Coast to the West.

We specialize in food and catering services for any occasion. We do corporate events, picnics, stag & doe's, parties and any other outdoor events.



Camp 31 was founded in 1908 as a "Saw Mill" general store outside Brewton, Alabama.

Camp 31 BBQ was established by Larry Murphy in 1985, and we've been serving up mouth-watering authentic southern BBQ ever since. In 1986, the Brewton Police Dept. helped us enter our first BBQ cook off in Pensacola, Florida. There we won 3 first place trophies, and since, touring the U.S. and Canada has not stopped.

We are still one of the highest productive BBQ teams on the road today, cooking the best Southern Style Bar-B-Que around - Slow smoked over hickory logs ensuring the tenderest meat and the most flavourful rib experience.

Billy Bones BBQ

Billy Bones BBQ

Billy Bones BBQ & crew from Ontario have traveled the entire United States, Canada and even Ireland winning state and national barbecue competitions.

Billy Bones BBQ sauces have won over 250 awards with plus fifty first place finishes. Billy bones BBQ offers BBQ sauces, BBQ rubs, hot sauces, competition dry rubs for ribs and pork, chicken and more! Billy's BBQ products are original, tangy with a hot smoky bite, mild is the same flavor without the bite.

Their secret formula dry rubs and famous sauces are responsible for some of the biggest awards and wins including - "Greatest Ribs in America" at the National Rib Cook Off, Best in the West - Nugget Rib Cook-Off, Best Ribs at the World Invitational, and Mid West, Mid Ohio and Iowa state championships.



Silver Bullet BBQ has been bringing their award winning BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled pork to Ribfests all across Ontario for over 10 years.

Their sauce and dry rub recipes originated in the heart of Texas. They are a team of BBQ enthusiasts touring from Ontario and beyond! They've been BBQ-ing since childhood and have the scars to prove it.


Extra Eats

Info Coming Soon, Stay tuned!

Entertainment Live Music & More


4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Ginger Kings

Ginger Kings



5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Ivan Daigle


8:PM - 9:30 PM





12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ivan Hicks

Ivan Hicks & Friends


1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Steven LeBlanc

Steven LeBlanc



3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Highway Train

Highway Train is a four piece Moncton-based bluegrass band that is known for delivering hard-driving bluegrass and bringing new life to classic country songs. Although the band is only a few years old, their years of combined experience is extensive. Shane Douthwright is a solid rhythm and lead guitarist who has been playing Bluegrass for over 25 years and has played with Special Edition, The Douthwright’s and Demoiselle Creek. Shane is known for his strong lead vocals, great vocal range and song selection, mixing traditional bluegrass with classic country favourites. Calvin Deleavey on banjo has been a member of bands such as Backroads, Caledonia Drive and Acoustic Heartstrings. Calvin brings his driving banjo style and excellent vocal work to Highway Train. Marcel Duplessis has been performing on stages with bluegrass bands for the past 30 years and is an exceptional bass player and a powerful vocalist. He has played with Special Edition, the Douthwrights, Backroads, Ray Legere, and Paul Hebert just to name a few. Ron Girouard is a very creative and accomplished mandolin player. Ron has played with bands starting from a young age with True Blue and others such as Caledonia Drive and Acoustic Heartstrings. Ron adds a solid vocal variety to round out Highway Train’s sound.


5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Rik Reese



7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spoiled Rotton

Spoiled Rotton


9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Theresa Malefant



12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Pier 19



4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

SG & The Tone Kings


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Loaded Dice

Loaded Dice



7:45 PM - 9:15 PM

Thirsty Rangers

Thirsty Rangers


9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Christine Campbell full band



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




3:00 pm – 4:30pm





4:30 pm – 5:00pm

Prizes and Trophy presenations


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Body Paint


Riverfront Park, Assomption Blvd., Moncton

Ribfest Grounds Plan
12pm - 10pm
11:30am - 11pm
11:30am - 11pm
11:30am - 7pm

Grab the Coupon

Click the coupon below to open as full size. Print off and present at Ribfest for your $3.00 off your half-rack rib dinner Thursday and Friday only!


Grab the coupon for 2019