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Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show

City of Kitchener

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Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer ShowDowntown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show

August 15-16, 2020 Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

KWRibfest is being brought to you Drive-Thru style this year! Check out the event on August 15 & 16 from 11am-7pm at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium! 2020 marks the 17th anniversary of this great community event, bringing people together to savour the flavours of summer. Enjoy award-winning barbecued ribs, chicken and pulled pork along with other tasty food options like wood-fired pizza, funnel cakes, pretzels, corn, and more.

Donations to the Food Bank of Waterloo Regionare accepted and encouraged at the gate; since 2008, the event has raised over $70,000 and collected over 14,000 pounds of food. Attendees also have the option of purchasing a VIP ticket. This ticket grants access to several perks, including wait staff that will make purchases in order to avoid lines, a separate entrance and exit, and a VIP tent and patio.

The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show is an annual, three-day festival which normally takes place in Victoria Park in July. In past years, The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show has partnered with Bikecheck by City of Kitchener so attendees can leave their bike safe and secure while enjoying the event as well as with the University of Waterloo Men’s and Women’s Rugby Teams to provide team funding in exchange for volunteer work at the show. The event has also implemented a Green Management program, which diverted 74% of public waste from landfills in 2019.

    Victoria Park 92 David Street, Kitchener, Ontario

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