Get ready for some of the most amazing barbecue you've ever tasted! New England Ribfest will feature award winning Rib Masters from all over the nation. Along with their unique ingredients, special techniques and years of BBQ experience, they’ll be bringing racks of mouthwatering ribs, pulled pork, tender brisket, juicy chicken, BBQ shrimp, sausages plus an array of sides. From the expected baked beans, slaw and macaroni & cheese to unique choices like pretzel bomb, BBQ nachos and candied bacon. Then you can end your meal with a delicious dessert or go back for seconds!



Courtesy of Kalamazoo Ribfest

Traveling from Chesapeake, VA, Dan Johnson brings years of BBQ experience. Dan is the manager of Johnson’s BBQ, traveling BBQ and the restaurant in Chesapeake. Winner of the 2014 and 2013 Best Ribs, and 2007 Great America n Rib Cook-off. Look for those award winning ribs, along with BBQ sausage, chicken and pork! Johnson’s BBQ is something to rave about and a must-try at New England Ribfest!


Courtesy of Cowboys BBQ

Based out of Texas, they’ll be coming up to Maine to serve their award winning BBQ ribs, winning over 450 national titles for the “Best Ribs” “Best Sauce” “People’s Choice” and more! We’ll let you be the judge of that at the New England Ribfest!

With over 30 years of experience in the BBQ industry, Cowboys has mastered their BBQ to be a crowd pleaser. Don’t miss your chance to try their award winning ribs, sauce and more! Now’s your chance at the New England Ribfest.


Courtesy of Off the Bone

Coming from Columbus, Ohio, Off the Bone will join us for our 2018 New England Ribfest. Their sauce and meat combination has created heavenly "melt in your mouth" ribs. They have won awards for "Best Ribs", "People's Choice", "Best Sauce" and "Grand Champion." So good that they even say, "You don't need teeth to eat our meat."


Courtesy of Carolina Rib King

Originally from South Carolina, Carolina Rib King has been serving up their special sauces and creating an amazing rib experience for the past 15 years.

They have their own combination of spices, and herbs to create mouthwatering sauces for their ribs and their other popular dishes. They have won multiple awards for their fantastic ribs, sauces, pork and beef brisket.


B.B.'s Grill BBQ has their own signature rubs and smoke pit BBQ that compliments their beef, pork and chicken in the most flattering way. They make sure to apply their signature rubs and allow the flavors to permeate the meats for at least 24 hours before smoking them in their pit and cook their burgers on their flat top grill. The grill is operated by a husband and wife team, who only use the freshest ingredients to create some of the most unique and finest BBQ for their customers.


Swamp Yankee BBQ offers award winning food in the New England area, the executive chef competes on national circuits and is ranked 5th in the nation. They’ll be serving up their mouth-watering barbecue meat choices, delicious sides and they’ll have their specialty Yankee and Swamp sauces!


King's Concessions adds a delicious twist to the BBQ food scene as they have a variety of food ranging from BBQ steak and cheese to BBQ onion rings to BBQ sausage to BBQ bacon dogs and MORE! They have a great selection of BBQ food that will make your belly happy!



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