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JULY 21-23, 2023

FEATURING FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT WITH SLAUGHTER!!!

With Special Guest THE BEN COTE BAND

 

Anheuser-Busch Brewery |  Merrimack, NH

Tickets on Sale Soon

RIBFEST IS BACK!

Celebrating BBQ, Beer & Bands!!

 

NEW FOR 2023

– Expanded Kids Area
– Kids under 16 FREE on Saturday & Sunday
– Exclusive Friday night concert featuring Slaughter with special guest The Ben Cote Band
– Final 90 Minutes of Saturday/Sunday entry is FREE

 

 

Taking place at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack NH, the outdoor Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival will feature great food, great live music, great beer, and great fun – all to support the Merrimack Rotary Club!

Check out the band schedule & vendor list below to get an idea of what you can expect. Summer can’t arrive soon enough!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Merrimack Rotary Club

Register for the Ribfest 5 Miler!

Schedule

Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm (Concert 5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Free Entry 6:30pm – 8:00pm)
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm (Free Entry 5:30pm – 7:00pm)

This is a RAIN or SHINE event.  No Refunds.

FRIDAY CONCERT TICKET OPTIONS

KIDS UNDER 10 FREE WITH PAID ADULT

$58.50 – VIP Ticket ($70 at Gate if available)

          – Exclusive Front-of-Stage access

          – Complementary entry to your choice of Saturday or Sunday Ribfest ($15 value)

          – Exclusive entrance and ID check lane (No waiting!)

          – Exclusive VIP Restroom use inside Fieldhouse instead of port-a-lets

          – (1) Beverage of choice: beer, soda or water

          – Exclusive VIP Beer Fast Pass Lanes

$32.50 – General Admission Ticket ($40 at Gate if available)

$14.50 – Kids 10-16 Admission Ticket ($20 at Gate if available)

 

 SATURDAY / SUNDAY TICKET OPTIONS

Kids under 16 FREE with paid adult

$27.50 – VIP Ticket ($35 at Gate if available)

          – Exclusive entrance and ID check lane (No waiting!)

          – Exclusive VIP Restroom use inside Fieldhouse instead of port-a-lets

          – (1) Beverage of choice: beer, soda or water

          – Exclusive VIP Beer Fast Pass Lanes

$12 – Adult Ticket – 16-59 years ($15 at Gate)

$10 – Senior Ticket – 60+ years ($12 at Gate)

$10 – Military (active, reserves, veterans) with Adult Guests ($12 at Gate)

 

PARKING OPTIONS

$20 – ON-SITE PREMIUM PARKING – LIMITED TO 400/DAY

$10 – OFF-SITE PARKING – Elbit – no shuttle 

(Elbit .75 miles away from the Festival Entrance)

2023 Music Lineup – Coming Soon

 

2022 Bands and Artists listed below

(Check back as more music is added. Acts subject to change.)

Friday
James McCarthy 4:30-6:00pm Pop
James McCarthy
4:30-6:00pm
Pop

The Chris Fitz Band w/ Hammond B3 Master Ken Clark 6:30-8:00pm Blues
The Chris Fitz Band w/ Hammond B3 Master Ken Clark
6:30-8:00pm
Blues
Saturday
Gadabout 10:30-11:30am Indie Rock
Gadabout
10:30-11:30am
Indie Rock
Best Not Broken 12:00-1:30pm Pop/Rock
Best Not Broken
12:00-1:30pm
Pop/Rock
Ben Cote Band 2:00-3:30pm Hard Rock
Ben Cote Band
2:00-3:30pm
Hard Rock
Nick Drouin 4:00-5:30pm Country/Rock
Nick Drouin
4:00-5:30pm
Country/Rock
The Gravel Project 6:00-7:30pm Blues
The Gravel Project
6:00-7:30pm
Blues
Sunday
SuperNothing 11:00am-12:30pm Reggae/Rock
SuperNothing
11:00am-12:30pm
Reggae/Rock
Lexi James 1:00-2:30pm Country
Lexi James
1:00-2:30pm
Country
Liv 'N Brilliant 3:30-4:30pm Hard Rock
Liv ‘N Brilliant
3:30-4:30pm
Hard Rock
Morgan Clark 5:00-6:30pm Pop/Country
Morgan Clark
5:00-6:30pm
Pop/Country

Food & Vendors

(Vendors subject to change.)

Amazon Workforce Staffing – Staff recruitment
American Shaman CBD
– CBD products
Amorco Essence, Inc. – Jewelry, gemstones
Armadillo’s BBQ – BBQ, sides
Austin’s Texas Lightning – BBQ, sides
Bedford Martial Arts Academy – Martial arts studio
Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ – BBQ
Canterbury Kettle Corn – Kettle corn, lemonade
Carla’s Coffee, LLC – Coffee (iced & hot), espresso, latte, acai, smoothie, cider, hot chocolate
Cheese Louise – Grilled Cheese
Cutco Cutlery – Cutlery & kitchen supplies
Dandido Sauce – Dandido Hot Sauce
Daniel Webster Council BSA
Donali’s Food Truck – Italian sausage, lobster roll
Drive Electric NH – Electric vehicles
Friends 4 OBA – Food Truck – Asian Fusion
Hills Home Market – Home grocery & organic food delivery
Holly’s Kona Ice – Shaved ice
Holy Moly Snacks – Snacks
Home Grown USA LLC – Growing kits, sauces, marinades
InnSeason Resorts – Travel services
Jarica Mazzerall State FarmInsurance & financial services
Jeannette’s Concessions – Fried Dough & Treats, French Fries, Chicken Fingers
Katchi Organics – CBD products
KBK Sports – Sports memorabilia, silent auction items
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan – Realtor
LeafFilter North, LLC – LeafFilter Gutter Protection
LeafGuard – Home Improvement
Let the Dough Roll / Dragon’s Breath
Long Home Products – Home Improvement
LulaRoe Mobile Boutique – Clothing boutique
Merrimack Hawks Cheerleading Program – Youth Group with Raffle
Mobile Dealin – Sunglasses
NH Army National Guard – National Guard recruitment
Newpro – Home improvement
ONN Specialities
Owens Corning / Lux Renovations – Basement finishing systems
Phily’s Good Eats – French Fries, Poutine, Chicken Tenders
Pop Off Pop Up
Puckerbrush, LLC – Specialty foods
Renewal by Andersen – Home Improvement
Rotary Club of Nashua West – Nonprofit – Rotary Club
Saucehound BBQ – Sauces, rubs
Scouts BSA Venture Crew 401 – Nonprofit – Scouts selling beverages
Seacoast Pretzel Company – Soft Pretzels
Sillie Puffs Cotton Candy – Cotton Candy
Simply Cannoli – Cannoli, hot & iced coffee
Smokin’ Tin Roof LLC – Hot sauces, hot mustard, specialty condiments
Soldier Solutions LLC – Apparel
Steve’s Original Sauces – BBQ sauces, rubs
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream – Ice cream
Superior Roofing & Siding – Home Improvement
Sweet Crunch Bake Shop – Cookies, coffee, ice cream cookie sandwich
Trolley Dogs – Beef hot dogs, french fries, hamburgers, specialty toppings
The Bead Sting Inc. – Rings, home & outdoor décor, unique gifts
The Founders Academy Public Charter School – Charter school
The Honor Bear Project
The Roadside Diner / Temple St. Diner Food – Burgers, dogs, seafood, sausage, steak, pulled pork, salad
The Rugged Axe – Axe throwing
The Salted Knot Artisan Soft Pretzels – Soft Pretzels
The Traveling Foodie – Gourmet food
Thee Taco Dude – Tacos
T-Mobile – Cell phone services
Trading Faces LLC & Bitewods Popcorn – Face Painting, popcorn, chocolate protein bites
Trolley Dogs – Beef hot dogs, french fries, hamburgers, specialty toppings
Up In Your Grill – BBQ
US Cellular – Cell phone services
USA Insulation of Southern NH – Insulation services, home improvement
Wacky Candy Shack – Candy
Wild Bills Soda (Northeast Old Fashioned Soda Company, Inc.)  –  Beverages

If you’re interested in vending or sponsoring the event, please contact sales@greatamericanribfest.com for more information.

Kids Activities

The Mobile Base Camp is Daniel Webster Council’s “Scouting on the Go” unit, delivering outdoor adventure at the Great American Ribfest. Try your aim at our inflatable archery range. Grab friends and jump into our Gaga Ball pit, play a game of Spike Ball or kick your way to a bullseye with giant Soccer Darts. Learn all about fish native to New Hampshire with the Backyard Bass waterless fishing activity.

Contact Us

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