.... to help plan your Ribfest visit
Q: Where is Ribfest?
A: Riverside Park - 709 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON N1H 7G6
Here is the link to directions
We highly recommend you take either public transit or ride your bike as parking is limited. A gentle reminder that no bikes will be allowed in the park. Good news is that we have free valet bike parking supported by the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT).
NEW this year is a Shuttle Service on Guelph Transit from Downtown Central Station to Riverside park. Click HERE for schedule and map.
Q: Where do I enter?
A: There are two entrances: the main entrance is on the southeast side, north of Riverside Park’s carousel: the second entrance is on the northwest side of the park past the gravel parking area.
Q: Is there admission?
A: We don’t charge admission, but we will ask for donations at the gate. Ribfest is a fundraiser where all the proceeds are given back to local organizations. For over 24 years, the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium has raised more than one million dollars to support our community.
Q: Do vendors/beer tent accept Visa/Mastercard or Debit?
A: NO, but there are several ATMs on site.
Q: Is it rain or shine?
A: YES. We will be serving up ribs, great food, and entertainment for the community whether it rains or shines. Make sure you dress accordingly. Bring some slickers if rain is in the forecast or sunscreen if its going to be sunny.
Q: Can I buy bottled water at the park?
A: Bottled water will not be available for sale. We encourage you to bring your own refillable water bottles as the Guelph Water Wagon will be the only source of water refills.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in the park during Ribfest. Service dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times.
Q: What are the kid's area hours?
A: The kids entertainment area will operate on the same hours as the rest of the event. Please note some kid's activities will only be available from opening until early evening (approx 6 pm)
Q: Is alcohol available?
A: Yes, Ribfest is a licensed event selling beer, wines, and coolers. Please be prepared to present ID to verify your age. Please drink responsibly.
Q: Am I allowed to bring my own alcohol?
A: No one is permitted to bring alcohol into the event.
Q: What are the rib prices this year?
A: Subject to change, click HERE for the price menu from two of our vendors.