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Ribfest organizers ready for three-day event in August

Ribfest will be back on the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds from Aug. 25-27

THUNDER BAY — One of the city's most popular summer tradition is set to return for another year.

Ribfest is preparing to set up at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds again, with the three-day event set to run from Aug. 25-27. 

With last year's event being the first one after the pandemic, it was notably quieter than anticipated. As a main sponsor of the event, Half-Way Motors Group representative Daniel Trevisanutto is excited about the summer food-oriented event coming back for summer 2023.

Trevisanutto noted that there will be three favourite ribbers coming back to Thunder Bay — Ribs Royal, Dinosaur Smokehouse and local restaurant Daytona's.

Trevisanutto also announced that this year there will be a cornhole tournament for people to participate in along with more family fun activities planned over the three days. 

Our Kids Count development manager Emey Hendricks said that this year's 50/50 draw is all online, which makes it easier for everyone to buy tickets and see the money pot grow. Their goal this year is to raise $100,000, which will help fund a multitude of programming including Big Brothers Big Sisters, various workshops as well as their community kitchens and emergency food cupboard. 

For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer or as a vendor, visit their website.

Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About the Author: Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Originally from central Ontario, Katie moved here to further her career in the media industry.
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