Esquimalt Ribfest

Ribs fall off the bone - champions fall off the throne!
September 6 - 8, 2019

Indulge in a feast of ribs at the 5th annual Esquimalt Ribfest! World-famous ribbers compete to win over your taste buds – you be the judge of their cooking! With a variety of flavors and secret recipes, prepare yourself for the ultimate palate sensation. Vendors will have beef and pork ribs, as well as a few chicken options on the menu. Pair your succulent meat with local craft beers and ciders including Driftwood Brewery, Hoyne Brewing, Lighthouse Brewing and Four Mile Brewery. Be sure to check out RibFest’s live entertainment!

DAY TRIP PACKAGES
$57 PER PERSON

  Enjoy a full day at Ribfest with great food and live entertainment!

  Packages Include:

  - Round-trip walk-on ferry fare on the MV COHO
  - Transportation between the Victoria ferry terminal and Esquimalt Ribfest
  - One rack of ribs from your choice of any rib vendor at the festival!

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY SELECT EITHER THE 8:15AM OR 12:45PM SAILING FROM PORT ANGELES TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF RIBFEST.


OVERNIGHT PACKAGES
PRICes starting at $134 pp/do

  Enjoy a full day at Ribfest with great food and live entertainment, and an overnight stay in downtown Victoria. 

  Packages Include:

  - Round-trip walk-on ferry fare on the MV COHO
  - Transportation from the Victoria ferry terminal to Esquimalt Ribfest
  - One rack of ribs from your choice of any rib vendor at the festival!
- An overnight stay in downtown Victoria

 

ROYAL SCOT HOTEL & SUITES
PRICES from $147 pp/do

THE HUNTINGDON MANOR
PRICES from $134 pp/do

CHATEAU VICTORIA
PRICES from $159 pp/do

   

Stay in a studio suite with a queen size bed,
full living area with a pullout sofa sleeper, and fully-equipped kitchen.

 

Stay in a standard room with 1 or 2 beds. This hotel includes free breakfast!  

 

Stay in a Traditional room with 1 or 2 beds, or upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite!

PLEASE CALL 1-877-386-2202 for assistance

*You can use your rib voucher on Friday, Saturday or Sunday*


 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8

$57 PER PERSON

$57 PER PERSON

$57 PER PERSON

 

PLEASE CALL 1-877-386-2202 for assistance

*You can use your rib voucher on Friday, Saturday or Sunday*


 2019 RIBBERS

 

Praire Smoke & Spice

Prairie Smoke & Spice the home of genuine pit-smoked BBQ catering in Southern Saskatchewan. What started with a sample of real barbeque in Texas eight years ago has turned into a consuming passion to produce the best, most authentic ‘Q available in the prairies. This dream is now a reality as Prairie Smoke & Spice has won many awards on the competition circuit.

 

Gator BBQ

For over 30 years, Gator BBQ has been delivering mouth watering chicken, pulled pork and ribs to the hungry crowds of Rib Fests all across North America. Touring Canada and the Northern United States, the Smith family of Port Dover continue to win countless awards and events with their signature southern BBQ cuisine.

 

Boss Hog's

With “Taste the Smokin’ Difference” being our team’s motto, it is our utmost goal to provide our patrons with the ultimate barbeque experience. Season after season we become even more successful through consistency, atmosphere and a customer service that is next-to-none.

 

Misty Mountain

Established in 2014, in Hinton, AB, Misty Mountain BBQ has taken to the road, attending fairs, festivals and exhibitions across western Canada. Ready to take on the competition and the crowds with that bold smoky sauce lathered on their mouth-watering smoked ribs.

 

Smoke & Bones

Smoke And Bones BBQ was formed over a passion of cooking good food. The art of cooking food low and slow is as rewarding as well as relaxing. It allows one to slow down and take time out from our busy lives and concentrate on one thing and forget about the rest. The end result is fantastic food with peace of mind. 

 

grizzly ribs

A new player in the Esquimalt Ribfest extravaganza, Grizzly Ribs will certainly turn some heads this year. Chef Ollie is a fifth generation Vancouver Islander with a knack for finding just the right mix of smoke, service, spice and sass that keeps people coming back.

 2019 ribfest BREWERs

4 Mile Brewery

Hoyne Brewing

Lighthouse Brewing
Company

naramata cider company

Driftwood Brewery

category 12 brewery

elephant island winery

v2v black hops brewing


 2019 ribfest ENTERTAINMENT

The Lonesharks

When you just gotta have a little more rock n' roll, The Lonesharkz will help keep the party alive with some Classic Rock and Blues Rock favourites!

 

Big Pacific

Big Pacifc is Vancouver Island’s premier original music rock n roll band! Fans of guitar-driven, blues-tinted classic rock will want to get onboard the grass-roots journey with Big Pacific

 

Deep Sea Gypsies

Born in a modern era with vintage dreams, the Deep Sea Gypsies offer a sound that is all their own. Playing an original, innovative combination of 60’s psych blues rock and 70’s southern rock mixed with elements of funk and soul. 

 

Big Smoke

Welcome to the home of Big Smoke! We’re a Victoria BC based Classic Rock band covering iconic 80’s Tunes. The band is a combination of professional players from bands across the country including That 70’s band, Rockaholics, Mantra, and others. 

 

The Femme Fatales

The Femme Fatales are a fierce, high-energy, all-female Corporate/Original dance band who are taking Vancouver Island by storm. Hailing from Nanaimo BC, this powerhouse quartet will leave you dancing all night long, and with a repertoire ranging all the way from A-Z (ABBA to Zeppelin), you’ll be sure to hear your favourite hits!

 

PAUL BLACK TRIO 

Raised on gospel and country, Paul played in rock bands until the defining moment when his cousin gave him tickets to see Stevie Ray Vaughn. From then on it was nothin’ but the blues, throwing himself into the likes of Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, Paul soaked up everything he could lay his hands on.

 

HYPEMAN & THE WORMS

Potah Aru – “The time is now”.
Do you hear it? Do you hear that sound? The sound that’s all around? Do you? … It’s speaking to the back of your mind. It’s speaking, speaking all the time. It’s put your nickers in a bind, it speaks the word of all mankind.

 

ROCK STEADY

Rock Steady is a live rock trio (and occasional quartet) playing classic rock dance hits from the last four decades, and then some!


Push

The Push Band is one of the most versatile and requested groups on the west coast. They are based in Victoria, B.C. Led by Don Peterson, this seasoned group plays it all and focuses on dance hits that everyone loves. With an extensive song list that covers the classics from Rock to Motown, and current hits as well.

 

Dryspell

Dryspell is homegrown four-on-the floor straight ahead rock n' roll. Influenced by the steady rhythms and backbeat of 70’s & 80’s rock with the power and angst of 90’s rock n' roll blended with modern tone and melody. 

 

David James Big River Band

David James and Big River are often described as one of the most authentic Johnny Cash tribute shows touring today. Thousands of fans agree with those reviews, as they routinely sell out shows in venues large and small across Canada and the U.S.

 

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