Ribfest 2022 kicks off Friday at DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton

Ribfest 2022 kicks off Friday at DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton

WHEATON, Sick. (TOC) — Ribfest returns Friday for the primary time because the pandemic and for the primary time, the favored barbecue and music pageant shall be held exterior Naperville.

The occasion is crammed with the candy sounds and savory smells of summer time.

Naperville hosted Ribfest for 32 years, however with development occurring over there, organizers needed to discover a new residence for the primary time. The pageant is now happening on the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.

Ribfest is the foremost fundraiser hosted by the Alternate Membership of Naperville to assist struggle baby abuse and home violence.

Clay Walker to hitch Elle King as co-headliners for Ribfest 2022

1000’s of individuals come out yearly for the fest to take down some ribs whereas having fun with stay music all weekend.

It is a return many have been ready for and there are some slight adjustments to count on.

“Some issues are the identical and a few issues are new,” Ribfest chairperson Bev Schafman. “We nonetheless have superb ribs, however we do have some new ribs. We now have a brand new carnival and a brand new venue. We’re returning to Father’s Day weekend, which is new but in addition outdated since our first Ribfest was at Rotary Hill in Naperville on Father’s Day weekend.”

Distributors are coming in from far and vast to share the perfect ribs within the nation, together with Blazin Bronco’s, who got here all the best way from Florida.

“It is plenty of work. If it was straightforward, everybody could be doing this,” stated Blazin Bronco’s proprietor Dennis Carrino.

He says he is been coming to Ribfest for many years and is fired as much as be again.

“We’re operating 4 strains tonight and immediately, and that is the best way this occasion is. You must run 4 strains and have product behind you,” Carrino added.

He stated he plans to cook dinner 28,000 kilos of meat over simply 4 days.

“You style the sauce, you then style the smoke, after which the feel of your meat and that is what makes a terrific rib,” he stated.

Ribfest organizers say Lee Greenwood will fill the position of opening evening headliner after Toby Keith bowed out as a consequence of well being causes.

Over the previous 32 years, over $18 million has been raised due to this pageant.

All of it will get going round midday.

For ticket and different data, click on right here.

ABC7 is a proud sponsor of Ribfest.

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