A mid-summer festival is returning to the waterfront.
Ribfest goes July 14-17 in the area by the Rotary picnic shelter and The Boat Restaurant and Bar.
Louise Lowe, committee member, says they wanted this to be a community event.
“We wanted to make sure that everybody felt welcome down at Ribfest, it wasn’t just about the ribs, it was about bringing the community together for the first time in a long time and enjoying each other,” she says.
Lowe says there will be three professional ribbers, several vendors and other food vendors, a kids area and more.
“There’s going to be live music down here,” she says.” Come down in the evening, have some ribs, enjoy the music and bring your family.”
Lowe says wristbands go on sale soon and will be $20 for a weekend pass or $10 for entry at the gate.
Proceeds from Ribfest are supporting the North Bay Food Bank.
They will also be on sight to collect non-perishable food items, personal hygiene and baby supplies.
“Our numbers are increasing every day,” says Debbie Marson, Executive Director of the food bank. “Food insecurity is large in this community. We just need everyone’s help to come on board, join us with this, be a sponsor, come to the event and have some fun.”
A Facebook group has been created to provide further details on the event when they’re announced.