Ribfest ready to roll

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It will be more than just finger-licking good!

With so many activities planned for the inaugural Pictou County Ribfest, the food won’t be the only thing you won’t want to miss. Although the event may be called ‘rib’ fest, there will be a bit of something for everyone — even those who don’t like ribs during the community gathering.

“It’s very much a family-friendly event,” said Tammy MacLaren, one of the organizers of the three-day festival that will be held Friday thorugh Sunday. Ribfest will have everything from a rock wall to shaved ice for the kids. A vendor village will also be a part of the festivities where anyone dropping by can check out what different vendors from Pictou County and beyond have to offer.

There will also be everything from wood-fired pizza, to cheesecake on a stick available for those who want a bit more than the barbecued ribs that will be available all weekend long.

The three-day festival will take place outdoors, rain or shine, say organizers. The whole event will take place in the Glasgow Square parking area as well as the surrounding street, which will be shut down from traffic for the weekend. Organizers are inviting everyone into the free event to check out what they have to offer. Ride the River participants are welcomed to come to join in after the event on Saturday as well.

MacLaren and fellow organizer Lori-Anna Jenkins shared that on the website, www.pcribfest.ca, you can find a coupon to print off or save on your phone. The coupon is good for $3 off a half-rack dinner on Friday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Not only will there be plenty of activities available for everyone but there will also be a packed full entertainment line up for all three days featuring bands like Big Fish, Rankin MacInnis and Friends, Hangman and the Kitchen Criminals. At the end of the event, all of the money that will be raised over the weekend will go to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and Viola’s Place homeless shelter.