Four award-winning professional cooks will tempt taste buds with delicious sizzling ribs and mouth-watering sauces. Photo submitted

Lip smacking time at fourth annual Comox Valley Ribfest

  • Aug. 10, 2018 8:30 a.m.

The fourth annual Comox Valley Ribfest is fast approaching and is set for Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

This popular family-friendly event promises to be better than ever.

Four award-winning professional cooks (A.K.A. ‘ribbers’) will tempt taste buds with delicious sizzling ribs and mouth-watering sauces. They include: Gator BBQ, Misty Mountain BBQ, Boss Hogs BBQ and Prairie Smoke and Spice BBQ.

In addition to the ‘ribbers’, several other vendors will offer a selection of flavourful food items.

For those who would like to imbibe in some wine or beer, the popular beer and wine garden will feature three great breweries and one of Comox Valley’s favourite wineries.

Hoyne Brewing Co., managed by brewmaster, Sean Hoyne and his wife Chantal, strives to produce a craft beer of uncompromising quality.

Lighthouse Brewing Co. is a Victoria-based craft brewery operating since 1998. They have an excellent lineup of high quality hand-made small-batch beers.

Big Rock Brewery will be supplying its Rock Creek Dry Apple Cider which has an aroma with full apple complexity, hints of pear, cinnamon, vanilla and subtle notes of ginger and it pairs well with a smoky pulled pork sandwich or ribs.

40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery creates local wines distinctly shaped by their wind-swept, sun-soaked micro-climate. Their wines are skilfully crafted using traditional methods by highly experienced and talented winemakers.

There will be free live music daily featuring a variety of excellent performers including Helen Austin, Anela Kahiamoe, Luke Blu Guthrie, Boondock Block Party and many others.

A Kid’s Fun Zone will keep the little ones entertained. Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Classic Car Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A big thank you to our many sponsors whose generosity has made this event possible. Proceeds from Comox Valley Ribfest support local and international projects of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise.

Hours of operation are Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is by donation so look for the big pink pig at the entrance.

For more information or to volunteer, please check our website comoxvalleyribfest.ca.

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