Updated: 07/27/2018 9:06 AM | Print Story |  Email

The 5th Annual Great Midwest Rib Fest

The Great Midwest Rib Fest is back for its 5th year featuring food and drink tents, 10 rib cookers and free outdoor concerts. Jon and Kristy Bigalk from Just North of Memphis BBQ stopped by to talk about their delicious dry rub recipe.

Friday, July 27: 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, July 28: 11am to 10pm
Sunday, July 29: 11am to 5pm

Free Outdoor Concerts
Friday, July 27: WAR and Foghat
Saturday, July 28: LeAnn Rimes, Cassadee Pope and local favorite Tim Sigler
Sunday, July 29: Shenandoah and Carly Pearce

Vote for your favorite ribs in the Best of the Fest people’s choice award.
Barbecue contestants include:

Aussom Aussie, Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ, Big Boned BBQ, Chicago BBQ, Howling Coyote Roadhouse BBQ, Just North of Memphis BBQ, Porky Chick’s BBQ, Rasta Joe’s BBQ, Texas Outlaw BBQ and Uncle Bub’s BBQ

Last year’s winners:
1st place: Big Boned BBQ
Best Sauce: Porky Chick’s BBQ