Welcome to the Downtowners' Rip-Roarin' Ribfest!

The Rip-Roarin' Ribfest is an annual Downtown event created to stimulate interest and excitement in the downtown area and bring our community together. Proceeds from the Ribfest will go toward betterment efforts for downtown Bismarck.

(A huge thank you to everyone who makes the Ribfest possible!  Please visit our sponsor page and thank them with your business!)


Live Music and Entertainment

Cloverdale VIP

Barbecue, Inc.


Rasta Joe's


Howling Coyote


Porky 'n Beans BBQ


Uncle Bub's BBQ

Gwen Sebastian from NBC's The Voice will be headlining Ribfest Saturday June 14!

Click on "Events" to learn about other Ribfest Happenings at the show including the full music schedule!


What's included with 
Your Ribfest VIP Ticket?

Entrance to Ribfest, Ribs
from all our vendors with
fixins included, private
drink line-including two free beers 
or sodas, swag items,
private bathrooms, all near
the stage and all under a
private Cloverdale Foods tent. 
VIP Tent is open from 5-close.  

Live like a rockstar!


Admission:    $5 for Adults from 11am - 11pm*   
                         - Kids 12 & under FREE

                *$10 Admission Tickets for Gwen Sebastian starting Saturday at 7pm.


** Special Lunch Admission - FREE gate admission for Rip-Roarin' Ribfest Thursday and Friday 11am-1pm.

** All proceeds from the Downtowners Rip Roarin Ribfest go to the Downtowners 501c6 non-profit for betterment and revitialization efforts of Downtown Bismarck.  Thank you!

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Ribfest 2014

When? June 12-14, 2014
Where? Bismarck Civic Center Parking Lot D
Outstanding Bar-B-Que & Excitement for all! Games to GO Inflatables Beer and Soda Tents Live Music, VIP Tent, Activities, Kids Games, and BBQ!