Ribfest 2015 Set For Aug. 7 In Watford City

The Ribfest 2015 Planning Committee has set Friday, August 7th for this year's event on Main Street, Watford City.

Concessions and the Street Fair will start at 10 a.m. and the rib contest will take place at 5 p.m. Main Street will be open for the public to enjoy lunch, live music, kids games and inflatables, and ribs until 9 pm.

This year's Ribfest is working together again with the 2nd Annual Bash on the Grass Concert Series featuring a concert by Sawyer Brown and Chris Cagle.

Sawyer Brown and Chris Cagle will perform at 8:30 at the McKenzie County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6:30.

"Bringing these big names to an already popular event is pretty exciting," said committee chair Jessie Scofield about working with Bash on the Grass. "We hope people will be able to take in both the street fair and ribfest and the concert in the evening."

The Ribfest Committee is currently taking registrations for ribfest teams, street fair vendors, and sponsorships.

"There's big prizes at stake and slots are filling fast, so get your registration in," said Scofield.

A $1,000 prize will be awarded for the team with the best ribs. Second place will receive $500 and there will be a $250 prize for booth showmanship.

The day will be filled with live music from and entertainment from the Burning Hills Singers, Lonesome Willy and Jessie Veeder and Outlaw Sippin', among others.

Other events include inflatable kids' games, a children's "Diaper Derby" and a children's "Showdown" at noon where prizes will be awarded for the best western wear.

The public will also enjoy the Classic Car Show and a few friendly rounds of Bingo during the day. There will be street vendors and several ping pong drops that will offer special deals from Main Street businesses

"Ribfest just gets bigger and better every year," said Janel Lee, committee member. "It's a great way to bring the community together and celebrate the best parts of summer--music, friends, and food!"

The Best of the West Ribfest is limited to 20 teams. If you're interested in registering a team, sign up today as space is limited.

Teams, food and craft vendors and Classic Car Show participants may register online at http://www.watfordcityribfest.net.

More information for Bash on the Grass at http://www.facebook.com/ WATFORDCITYBASHONTHEGRASS

Ribfest is also looking for sponsors. If you are interested or have questions contact the Watford City Chamber of Commerce at 701-570-5084 or [email protected] or http://www.facebook.com/BestOfTheWestRibfest for more information.


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