This summer head over to Canalside and sample some of the best ribs around with local and national chefs bringing their mouthwatering rib recipes to Buffalo, NY for the Buffalo Ribfest. PLUS enjoy two days of music from SWV, Drake White, Joel Crouse and Ashley Campbell.

Questions about Ribfest? We have some answers! Here are some helpful tips for an enjoyable festival!

What are the hours?
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.

How much are tickets?
Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is free admission. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. general admission on Friday is $10 and admission for the Peace Bridge Duty Free VIP Experience is $40. Saturday general admission is $10 and VIP admission is $40. Kids five and under have free admission.

How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available for purchase online.


General admission tickets are available for $10, with no service fees, at the following Boost Mobile by New Era Wireless locations.


Who is playing at Ribfest?
Friday SWV will headline Ribfest.
Saturday Drake White, Joel Crouse, Ashley Campbell and Eric Van Houten. One more to be announced.

What does Peace Bridge Duty Free VIP Experience include?
VIP tickets include Upfront Access to the Show as well as Access to our VIP Tent with Private Restrooms. Plus Private Cash Bar, RIBFEST RIB-BUCKS Food Voucher, and special gift coursey of Peace Bridge Duty Free.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes! You are welcome to bring your own camera and take pictures of the event! We encourage you to share your photos to social media with the hashtag #BuffaloRibfest!

Do I have to buy a separate ticket for the concert?
No, your admission to the festival includes all the entertainment.

Will there be other food available in addition to ribs?
Yes, vendors will also sell a variety of barbecue items in addition to ribs, along with various side dishes.

Is there seating at the concert?
No. Concerts are standing only.

Can I bring a backpack?
No coolers or bags will be permitted in.

Can I bring in food or beverage?
No outside food or beverages can be brought in.

Is there an age limit to attend?
All ages are welcome to attend.

Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the festival grounds for Ribfest.

Is smoking allowed?
There will be no smoking on the festival grounds.

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