Kid's activity areas for Ribfest 2023:

Midway is open during normal Ribfest hours.  Other kid's activities will operate from opening until early evening.  


Magical Midways  



Guelph Grotto

Rock climbing is a fun and exciting sport and a great way to build strength, flexibility and promote an active, healthy lifestyle.  Climbing is a unique activity and enriching experience. The Grotto has been a proud member of the Guelph community since 1994 and is excited to see you at Guelph Ribfest. Come and try a free climb on our outdoor portable climbing wall.  For more information on the Guelph Grotto, visit our website at

Face Painting Fun with Cleo the Clown Entertainment 

Ms. Jenifer and Ms. Sheila are excited to be the face painting team at 2023 Ribfest!!

Tigers, cheetahs, mermaids, unicorns and so much more! Letting children's imaginations soar. Using alcohol-based face paints by ProAiir and Cheek FX along with Mehron Starblends our designs hold up in the summer heat!

Cleo the Clown Entertainment has proudly been providing entertainment for children and their families, businesses, charity organizations, sports teams, and event management companies since 1999. 


Guelph Storm

Guelph Storm is thrilled to be participating in the 25th Annual Guelph Ribfest.  Storm player(s) will be present at their booth throughout the day.  Kids can interact with the players, take part in an activity & get player’s autograph. 




Guelph Curling is bringing Street Curl to Ribfest so kids can try curling in a unique way. Curling is a social, athletic and strategic team sport, played on ice, where teams deliver stones toward a target. Street Curl gives you a chance to try your curling skills in a comparable way. You can find out more about curling and Guelph Curling at


The Royal City Basketball Club is a fast-growing non-profit organization committed to providing quality basketball programming in the Guelph/Cambridge area at an affordable price.  We aim to create an inclusive and accessible playing environment for kids of all ages and skill levels, regardless of ethnicity, religion, financial status and social background.  We feature both recreational and rep programs for children from ages 3-19 years old, and we continue to grow our service offerings.  We are excited and proud to be joining Ribfest 2023 and will be bringing some fun and exciting basketball activities to the event.  Please swing by our booth to see us or visit us at for more information!

Bring Fill Drink

Water will not be sold at this event. 
Bring your water bottles for a free fill up at the City of Guelph Water Wagon

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The organizers, vendors, sponsors and staff wish to thank you in advance for when you visit this years Guelph Ribfest. In an effort to maintain a safe, clean, and fun-filled family atmosphere, pets will not be able to enjoy Ribfest firsthand.
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