18th Annual Barbecue Ribfest

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The 18th Annual Barbecue Ribfest kicked off last Thursday at the Oakes Field in South Charleston, WV.

The festivities extends to the weekend, and patrons can expect mouthwatering aroma of ribs on the grill, matched with the exquisite taste of some of the most amazing barbecue as professional grillers converge from across the country to see which has the best ribs among the competitors.

Participating teams include Famous Dave’s and Carolina Rib King of South Carolina, Fine Smoke BBQ of North Carolina, Bad Azz BBQ of Pittsburgh, Smoke Shack BBQ of Ohio, and Porky Chicks BBQ & Catering of Arkansas, and Charleston, WV’s own Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill.

Aside from the ribs, there will also be musical entertainment, carnival, and a petting zoo — the formula for great family fun.

The Ribfest is on from 4:00 pm until 10:30 pm today, 11:00 am to 10:30 pm on Saturday, June 11, and 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Sunday. The Sonic Threshold Band will be performing tonight, and there will also be a tribute to the band Kiss. Tomorrow it will be the Midnight Express, and on Sunday, The Joey Stepp Magic Show.