First off I have to apologize to every one for taking soooooo long to publish this years schedule. The last 6 months Real life has taken it’s toll on me and I have been having to deal with some personal issues that has taken me away from my love for my hobby of talking BBQ. [...] . . . → Read More: 2013 Ontario RibFest Schedule – Over 50 Finger Licking Shows!
What a weekend! I was invited by Ray Uotila and his wife Nicole organizers of the Owen Sound Ribfest to not only attend but to be a judge for Ribs, Chicken and Sauce. I will have a lot more on that in future postings but today I wanted to bring you a video that I took [...] . . . → Read More: Rib eating contest held at 2012 Owen Sound Ribfest with 94.5 The Bull
For the 3rd time this season the Oshawa Ogre will be judging a Ribfest here in Ontario Canada. After having a fantastic time judging both at London and in Lindsay, I will be making my way up North to Owen Sound for the 2nd annual Ribfest for this beautiful city. So what is involved in [...] . . . → Read More: Owen Sound Ribfest – September 14-16th 2012 and I am judging – Last event of 2012
It is great having Ribfest in my town here in Oshawa, 11 teams of Ribbers feeding the city that is home to the GM Auto Plant and home to me! But it is also a time of sadness since it also means that Summer is done and the cooler weather is just around the bend. [...] . . . → Read More: Oshawa hosting another Ribfest this weekend. Let’s Go!
Milton, Ontario is where I was born and raised. 1960 til 1975 I called this town home. back then there was only 5,000 people living there but now there is over 84,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing towns in …. well anywhere! My sister Regina Devine has lived in Milton all of [...] . . . → Read More: Milton Ribfest 2012 Oshawa Ogre goes home
Ribfest season is an amazing time of the year, every weekend at least 2 or 3 cities are holding an event and I would like to be at every one of them but alas it is not practicable. Going in I had planned on only going to the shows in Mississauga and Uxbridge which myself [...] . . . → Read More: Since I was in the neighbourhood…. A visit to the Kitchener Ribfest and Craft Beer Show
Before I go any further, I want to say that I am writing this while feeling rather numb. Most of what is below in my pictures and in video had taken place on the Saturday. I returned Sunday afternoon looking forward to watching the Awards ceremony which was scheduled for 5pm. But just before I [...] . . . → Read More: 1st Annual Whitby Sunrise Ribfest Starts off so well, but ends abruptly when 17 injured by lightning strike… Lots of Video in this one
I read this press release earlier today, I will just reprint it here…. MTC Clearance Centre 154 likes connect with me! Please like us on Facebook for more frequent updates of Sales and Promotions Come on out and visit the MTC Clearance Centre tent at the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Ribfest this weekend! [...] . . . → Read More: Whitby Ribfest Sponsor MTC helping out the charity SickKids Foundation by donating game systems for sale during the show
I have seen a huge spike in hits to my 2012 Ontario Ribfest Schedule this season and a lot of that has to do with the fact that many of the Ribfest organizers have now been using my site as research material to see what the other cities are doing. And not only that I [...] . . . → Read More: First year Ribfests in Ontario there are a few, and this weekend it is Whitby’s turn.
Friday was a first for me. I attended a kick off to a Ribfest held three weeks before the actual Ribfest event. Rob Butler of Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ and Catering invited me to meet them at the MTC parking lot in the South part of Whitby by the lake where the kick off for [...] . . . → Read More: Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ hosts VIP Kickoff to the 2012 Whitby Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Ribfest coming July 13th -15th, 2012
Bowmanville Ribfest is one that I can not miss every year and that is because I know so many people in this town, many of them very close friends, it has that home town feel to it. Yesterday was day one of the 2012 event and Joe and I arrived at about 7pm. First thing [...] . . . → Read More: Bowmanville is a Rockin’ and a Ribbin’…. Ribfest is back in town – Results are in!
On my way home from a visit with my parents I stopped by the Pickering Ribfest which runs this weekend. The Friday night was not a great night since the weather would not cooperate and dampened the party somewhat. However it looks like the rain is holding off for Saturday and when I was there [...] . . . → Read More: Pickering Ribfest 2012 is underway
I have been to many BBQ shows and events across Ontario and also down the US East coast from North Carolina to Florida but there is something special about RibFests here in Ontario. Just imagine crowds of over 100,000 people filling a park over a 3 or 4 day week-end enjoying endless Musical entertainment while [...] . . . → Read More: 2012 RibFest Schedule for Ontario Canada – Get your BBQ fix
Anyone that knows me will also know that I think the world of a local BBQ Team here in Oshawa that is tearing up the Ontario RibFest circuit. My buddy Rob Butler along with his wife Donna Darling run Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ selling BBQ to the masses from early June til mid September in [...] . . . → Read More: Review – Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ Sauce – Canadian Sauce with a Southern taste
Having been to 11 RibFests during the 2011 season I had just realized that I had not yet written my review of the event that was held in Guelph back in late August. I figure since here it is December you could all appreciate some pictures that you have not seen reminding us of a [...] . . . → Read More: 2011 Guelph, Ontario RibFest and The SKrAPr Lady handing out GrILLrs to the Ribbers
Anyone that talks to me a lot on either Facebook or Twitter knows that for the past week I have been suffering through a terrible head cold that has me for the most part off my feet. With a head cold comes a lack of concentration which has me pushing myself to get through writing [...] . . . → Read More: Burlington Ribfest – Canada’s Largest and most prestigious event of the year!
As my regular readers will know I had made plans to attend and review 3 RibFests in 3 days, The first in Milton, the second in Brantford and finishing up on the Sunday by driving 2 hours east to Belleville. Ontario. You may remember that a week before I posted a preview of the Belleville [...] . . . → Read More: Review of the Belleville Ribfest and Horn Dawgs Manda did not deserve this!!!!
Now this was cool, I had originally not planned on attending this RibFest in Brantford as on the Friday I attended the Milton RibFest with my sister which was great since Milton is my home town. Afterwards I decided to stop by my parents in Kitchener to spend the night and since Brantford was not [...] . . . → Read More: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come see the 2011 Brantford Ribfest with me!
Milton is my home town which is about an hour or so west of Toronto therefor I was really looking forward to attending their 2nd annual Ribfest at the Milton Fairgrounds. But it will be my first time at the Milton Ribfest as last year I was not able to go. It was going to be [...] . . . → Read More: Review of the Milton Ribfest 2011, I get to go home!