It will be held in the parking lot at Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute on College Avenue Aug. 27-29.
Last year’s Ribfest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic with organizers saying then it would be impossible to separate such a large crowd.
The drive-thru allows guests to be physically distanced and it is compliant with public health orders.
“As much as we’d love to host a traditional event, we’re just not ready yet,” organizers said in a post on Facebook.
The three ribbers that will be on-site throughout the weekend are Billy Bones BBQ from Port Colborne, Silver Bullet BBQ from Guelph and Boss Hogs BBQ from London.
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Ribfest will be running from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29.
There is no entry fee but donations are being accepted by the Rotary Club for local charities.
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