Children to adults will be coming to Bass Park in Bangor this weekend for the 1st Annual New England Ribfest sponsored by Infinity Federal Credit Union Friday September 15th and Saturday September 16th.

The gates open at 11 AM on Friday and Saturday.

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 15th (Classic rock day, featuring Loverboy)

General Admission:

11am to 3pm – FREE ADMISSION, includes all entertainment, food available for purchase.

Friday PreSale – only $10 per ticket… includes all entertainment, food available for purchase.

Friday At Gate – only $15 per ticket… includes all entertainment, food available for purchase.

VIP EXPERIENCE:

Friday All day – $50 per ticket… includes upfront seating, VIP tent access, VIP only porta pottys, private cash bar, re-entry allowed, plus $10 RIBFEST food voucher.

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 16th (Country party with Rowdy Yates!)

General Admission:

Saturday PreSale – only $10 per ticket… includes all entertainment, food available for purchase.

Saturday At Gate – only $15 per ticket… includes all entertainment, food available for purchase.

VIP EXPERIENCE:

Saturday All day – $50 per ticket…. includes upfront seating, VIP tent access, VIP only porta pottys, private cash bar, re-entry allowed, plus $10 RIBFEST food voucher.

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE:

PreSale General Admission: only $20 per ticket… includes access both Friday & Saturday, all entertainment, food available for purchase.

At Gate General Admission: only $25 per ticket… includes access both Friday & Saturday, all entertainment, food available for purchase.

VIP Weekend: only $80 per ticket… includes access both Friday & Saturday to VIP tent area, VIP only porta potty, private cash bar, re-entry allowed, plus $20 RIBFEST food voucher for the weekend.

Kids 12 and under are FREE

Purchase your tickets HERE!

NO RE-ENTRY AFTER 3PM BOTH DAYS – excludes VIP

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Admission includes all entertainment. Food may be purchased separately. No outside food, beverages, weapons, coolers, laser pens and similar focused light devices, professional cameras and recording devices, musical instruments, scooters, bikes, bags or umbrellas are allowed inside the venue. Must be at least 21 years old with valid ID to purchase or consume alcohol.

Disclaimer: New England RIBFEST is a rain or shine event. This ticket is subject to the purchasing agreement, in effect at the time the ticket was purchased. Duplicate tickets or barcodes may be refuse on entry.

Here's the Weekend Music Lineup

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 15 

Jam out to Classic Rock all day long. Headlining the stage Friday night, LOVERBOY! They will start playing at 8 p.m.

4pm – Allison Ames Band

6pm – Dakota

8pm – LOVERBOY

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 16

We’re kicking it country style with TERRI CLARK headlining on Saturday night, she will start playing at 8 p.m. And it wouldn’t be a country party without Original Country Gold host ROWDY YATES!

12pm – Mike Preston & The Buckstop Band

2pm – American Ride

4pm – Midnight Rose

6pm – Tyler Healy Band

8pm – TERRI CLARK 

And it couldn't be Ribfest without fantastic food. Here are just some of the vendors that will be there!
BBQ King Smokehouse

BBQ Kings have been smoking meat and cookin’ delicious BBQ since 1999. They started out with small catering events for family and friends, and then decided to open their own restaurant. In 2014 they started competing in National Rib Contests. Since then they’ve won multiple rib competitions and have even been featured on Food Network!

BBQ Kings bring unique recipes, some of which are not even featured in their restaurant. They pride themselves on original recipes and love sharing the flavors with people through their signature line of sauces and rubs. They'll be bringing pulled pork sandwiches, full and half racks of ribs, side dishes and more, BBQ Kings is a must stop at the New England Ribfest.

Courtesy of BBQ Kings Smokehouse

Fine Smoke

Fine Smoke prides themselves on producing the top quality BBQ. Originally from Ohio, these guys travel all over the east coast to compete in national rib contests, taking 2nd, 1st, and even a Grand Champion place for their delicious ribs and chicken.

You can look forward to tasting this award winning chicken, along with several choices of ribs including, 4-Bone, 3-Bones, half slab, and full slab! And don't miss the chance to try their savory candied bacon!

Courtesy of Fine Smoke

Porky-N-Beans

Porky-N-Beans is an "Award Winning Bar-B-Que" company from Port St. Lucie Florida! We are national rib cook off contenders and travel between 10,000 and 15,000 miles a year competing in cities from Ft. Lauderdale to Reno. We have won numerous rib cook off titles such as the prestigious Golden Rib Award and Best Ribs in America. Based out of Port St. Lucie Florida Porky-N-Beans is available to supply your event with some of the nations best BBQ!

Johnson’s BBQ

Traveling from Chesapeake, VA, Dan Johnson brings years of BBQ experience. Dan is the manager of Johnson’s BBQ, traveling BBQ and the restaurant in Chesapeake. Winner of the 2014 and 2013 Best Ribs, and 2007 Great America n Rib Cook-off. Look for those award winning ribs, along with BBQ sausage, chicken and pork! Johnson’s BBQ is something to rave about and a must-try at New England Ribfest!

Aussom Aussie

They say that BBQ is from the south and you can’t get much more south than Australia. In 1988 Aussom Aussie came to the U.S. to compete in national and international Rib contests. Their mission is to prove that Australian styled BBQ is as good, if not better than, the traditional BBQ we are all love. They are known for their traditional Australian BBQ sauce made with an Australian fruit, a long time tradition in the family.

Now with over 350 awards for Best BBQ in Australia, the US and Canada, they are looking forward to bringing that unique taste of the “down under” to Maine!