Mark Your Calendars For The "Best Of The West" Ribfest & Street Fair Aug. 11

Country music act Blackhawk opening for this year's headliner, Hairball.

Get your grub and good times on at the 19th Annual "Best of the West" Ribfest & Street Fair on Main Street, Watford City, Friday, Aug. 11. 

Ribfest teams must be set up and ready to cook by 10 a.m .; judging will start at 3 p.m. There is no limit to the number of teams that can register, but there is a minimum of 200 lbs. of ribs that each team must cook during the day. First place will be awarded $1,000 and bragging rights, of course. Second place will get $500 and third place will receive $250. Teams can set up the night before as well as the morning of.

The 12th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show, sponsored by Panther, is happening from noon-7 p.m. with judging beginning at 4 p.m. This is open to vehicles of all ages. Awards for both the Classic Car & Truck Show and Ribfest winners will be held at 5 p.m. 

The Bags & Bones Cornhole tournament is being sponsored by RTC Networks and will start at 11 a.m.

Legendary Smiles Kids Zone will be open from noon-8 p.m. with Jump & Fun Inflatable Games. This is free, however kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be food vendors available throughout the day, as well as craft vendors for anyone who would like to do a little shopping.

Ribs will be served to the public at 6 p.m. and the "Best of the West" Ribfest entertainment will kick off at 7:30 p.m., with country music act Blackhawk opening for this year's headliner, Hairball. Hairball's 'Bombastic Collaboration of Arena Rock' will take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

To register as a team or vendor, a complete list of team rules, or for more information in general, visit Additionally, you can check out the event at, contact the Watford City Chamber of Commerce at 701-570-5084 or email them at [email protected].

If this is your first year, or if this is a tried-and-true tradition, you won't want to miss this awesome event which invites you to 'Come for the Ribs, Stay for the Music!'


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