Ribs, chicken, pork: Ribfest brings it all

Submitted Photos Minot’s Ribfest will feature succulent ribs, barbecue chicken and sweet pulled pork alongside a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. Meat will be served by regional award winning ribbers with some vendors serving free sides with purchases.

Go and get succulent ribs, barbecue chicken and sweet pulled pork at the third annual Minot’s Ribfest taking place all weekend. Starting today at 11 a.m. and running through Sunday night at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, Minot’s Ribfest will feature plenty to eat and a variety of activities to enjoy.

Minot’s Ribfest will feature regional award winning ribbers serving up a variety of meats, music every night and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by all ages.

“We put this on to make another community event for people in the community and surrounding areas to attend,” said Renae Korslien of the North Dakota State Fair.

Today will offer free entry from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be vendors, bounce houses, go-karts and an escape room alongside the food. Live entertainment for the night will feature two local bands: MissingLynx at 5:30 p.m. followed by Top Dead Center at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will show another chance of free entry as a Monster Truck show will take place at 2 p.m. Anyone who purchases a ticket for the show will have free entry on Saturday for another day of barbecued food, vendors and activities.

Live entertainment for Saturday will be Johnny Green at 5:30 p.m. and The Long Run, an Eagles Tribute Band from Florida, at 7:30 p.m.

Then on Sunday, to celebrate Father’s Day, The Pursuit Church will be holding a Father’s Day service starting at 10:30 a.m. Admission will be free until 12 p.m.

There won’t be any live entertainment for the evening, but vendors and other activities will be there for attendees to enjoy.

“It’s going to be a fun place to visit and eat,” said Korslien. “Just bring a bunch of friends and play and eat.”

During the times when admission is not free or for those who don’t purchase Monster Truck tickets, admission will cost $5. Those who are 12 and under are free.

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