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You be the Judge at this Year's Ribfest in Watford City


Do you have what it takes to pick the best ribs in the west?

Now you have the chance to be the judge!

The Best of the West Ribfest Committee has announced the addition of an exciting new VIP Rib Judging Ticket for sale for the 2016 Best of the West Ribfest on Main Street Watford City on August 12.

A $100 VIP ticket makes you an official judge of Ribfest, giving you all access to taste test every rib entry and cast your vote as well as providing you the perks of VIP seating under the shade of a tent from 4-8 PM. Beer and wine sponsored by Stonehome Brewery and Outlaws will be provided along with Coke products sponsored by Coca Cola of Williston. VIP ticket holders will also receive bottled water and a can koozie sponsored by RTC, a Ribfest mug and coupon from 50% off Ribfest merchandise and up front seating for “This Cowboy’s Hat-Christ LeDoux Tribute Concert that evening.

“We’re so excited to offer this very unique opportunity for our die-hard rib fans,” said Jessie Scofield, Ribfest committee chair. “This is a fun addition to the event that will result in true ‘people’s choice’ winners. “

VIP access takes place from 4-8 PM with judging beginning at 5 PM.

Ribfest opens at 10 with entertainment throughout the day, including vendors, food, Kid Zone, live music, team competition and ping pong drop where Watford City Chamber members throw out deals on Main Street all day.

Ribfest is hosted by the Watford City Chamber of Commerce and is made possible by volunteers and many generous sponsors.

The Best of the West Ribfest still has room for vendors and teams who would like to compete for the $1,000 prize sponsored by Barrett Pharmacy and Variety, the second place $500 prize sponsored by AE2S Affiliate Companies or the $250 Showmanship Award sponsored by The Glen at Hunters Run.

For a complete schedule, to sign up as a team, vendor, sponsor or to purchase VIP tickets, visit: or contact the Watford City Chamber of Commerce at 701-570-5084.


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