|Richmond Green Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Tummy Points: 3/5
Notes: Ribs 1/3 rack: ~$9, 1/2 rack: $13, full rack: $23
The Richmond Hill Ribfest is a three-day outdoor event that features professional rib teams from across North America. They even have carnival games and activities for kids. They have other carnival foods along with ribs but ribs take center stage.
The carnival includes play to win games and activities for kid:
This is where to buy ribs:
And even more ribs
I got my metal cup from here where, for $8, you get the cup and choose any drink you want to fill it with. Refills are $3. There’s 7 flavors to choose from: Orange Drink, Diet Birch Beer, Loganberry, Birch Beer, Raging Root Beer, Cream Soda, Butter Beer. I got Birch Beer which tasted like light root beer.
And finally the ribs I got from Billy Bones BBQ:
Billy Bones BBQ had the second longest line so a 1/2 rack from them.
The ribs are the Northern kind which are wet with lots of BBQ sauce. The sauce has a slight kick and very vinegary. The meat is on the tougher drier side so they don’t fall off the bone. Due to the limitations of the venue, ribs are re-cooked/pre-smoked and generally stored in containers then pulled out when needed and put on the grill to warm up.
It’s a good event that is a great place to take the family. Good food, good music, and games for the whole family. But for a foodie, the ribfest has good ribs but I much prefer the dry ribs from the well known BBQ joints in Texas.