An estimated 19,000 patrons attended the seventh annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 2-5, 2019 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana. RibFest Chair Boris Kishchuk thanked the ribbers, other vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and all the people who attended the event for making RibFest a great success again this year.
Boss Hog's BBQ of London, Ont. won the Peoples' Choice award while Gator BBQ of Port Dover, Ont. won the Judges' Choice award. The judges on the panel were Angela Wallman, Lindsay Wallman, Chris Carr, Grant Giesbrecht and Kevin Hobbs. The 50/50 prize totalled $9,237.50 (total amount collected was $18,475). The winning ticket number of RF2-095966 was held by Craig Lindsay of Saskatoon. The door prize of a dinner and show for two at Dakota Dunes Casino was won by Curtis Isackson of Martensville.
RibFest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. Admission and entertainment were free. Funds raised through Ribfest support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's community projects in the areas of youth, First Nations, literacy and education. Visit for more information.
The eighth annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held July 31-August 3, 2020.