Calling all rib lovers! This 30th annual ultimate rib-lovers event transforms the Labor Day holiday into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair. Enjoy ribs from 23 of the best cookers from across the world! Shuttles, admission and live entertainment are free. A massive amount of pork ribs, 240,000 pounds to be exact, are served to the hungry crowds.
• Wednesday–Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
• Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food and concessions will be available during event hours only. The Kids’ Area is open every day. Pets and non-service animals are not permitted on Victorian Square, per local regulations.
• Wednesday-Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday Ribster Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rib Village is a VIP area within the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off where you can get UNLIMITED ribs and drinks. Tables will be available for purchase; click here for more info. Single seat tickets are available for selected days.
Free live music are a huge part of the celebration! Featuring an impressive array of talented musicians. In August, the full entertainment schedule will be announced. Concert schedule.
The best way to get to the event is by using the FREE shuttle service offered from two convenient locations. Street parking in/around Victorian Square will be in extremely short supply and valet parking at the Nugget will be limited to hotel guests only. Rib lovers are encouraged to use the hassle-free options of shuttle service! The event map highlights rib cookers, beverage stations, entertainment stages, event merchandise, Crafter’s Corner, shuttle stop and restrooms.