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Bathurst Rotary Ribfest

The Bathurst Rotary Ribfest will take place June 14-15-16, 2024!

  June 14, 2024 -   June 16, 2024

 Bathurst, NB

The Bathurst Rotary Ribfest will take place June 14-15-16, 2024!

This year, three ribbers will be on site to offer you delicious barbecued food: Texas Rangers, Mississippi Smokehouse and Oklahoma's Pistol Pete's. Other venders will also be there to offer you various products (KC and Sons Fish and Chips, Smoking' Corn Co., Chill Zone, Miramichi Preserves, COCO Jewellery).

The schedule for this year is:

  • Friday, June 14 from 11am to 11pm
  • Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 11pm
  • Sunday, June 16 from 11am to 7pm

The location will be the same as previous years, in the parking lot near Harbourview Boulevard in Downtown Bathurst. 

Musicians will perform at various times throughout the weekend. The full schedule is available HERE

What is a Ribfest?

Ribfest is a professional barbecue competition that has expanded across North America and has branded itself as one of the larger events travelling from city to city to raise money for charity.

Bathurst Rotary Club

Founded in 1937, the Bathurst Rotary Club is celebrating its 83nd anniversary in 2020. Part of Rotary International, it is made up of business leaders throughout the region with a goal of ‘Service Above Self’. Through fundraising efforts like the Rotary World Travel Draw, the Rotary Radio Auction, the Dawn to Dusk Food Drive and Bathurst Rotary Ribfest; the Bathurst Rotary Club is able to support several local initiatives like: the Bathurst Volunteer Centre and Foodbank, the Venture Van, the Rotary Children’s Playground in Coronation Park, the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation, the Spirit of Christmas, Student Exchange Programs as well as international humanitarian initiatives such as polio eradication and Shelter Boxes.


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