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Chicago Events - Ribfest: Live Bands, Kids Activities & BBQ Ribs
06 Jun 2017
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Chicago Events - Ribfest: Live Bands, Kids Activities & BBQ Ribs

Over 50,000 pounds of tasty ribs and barbecue will be served this weekend at Ribfest Chicago, one of the city's most famous food festivals. From rib-eating contests to cool bands and kids activities, this exciting three-day celebration offers a little something for everyone.

Voted as the city's Best Food Festival for several years in the Chicago Reader poll, Ribfest is a nationally acclaimed foodie event. One of the highlights is the RibMania rib-eating contest, which pits champion and amateur eaters together in a battle for glory.

You'll also find non-stop music from rock and country bands; music groups on the lineup for the 2017 event include Grizfolk, Banditos, Susto, Magic Giant, and Diane Coffee.

Got kids? They'll love the fun family activities available at Ribfest, which include numerous bounce houses, free games, and kid-friendly entertainment.

It all goes down June 9, 10, and 11 at Lincoln/Damen/Irving Park in Chicago. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, and VIP packages with sweet perks are also available.

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