RIBFEST & COVID-19
Based on the evolving situation of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Merrimack Rotary Club and Anheuser-Busch Brewery are moving the dates of this year’s Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival from June 19-21 to August 7-9. As a result of the date change, our Saturday night headliner Vertical Horizon will not be available but intends to perform at our regular Father’s Day Weekend dates in 2021.
We will be refunding ALL tickets that were previously purchased for this year’s Ribfest. By June 1, we will make a final assessment – based on the latest state and federal guidelines – whether we proceed with the August dates. At that time, we will reopen ticket sales.
We want to deliver a fun, family-friendly event with great food, great live music, great beer and great kid’s activities, but the safety of our attendees is paramount. We appreciate your support of the Merrimack Rotary Club and will provide a further update shortly. Stay home and stay safe so that we can bring you the Great American Ribfest this summer!
The Great American RIBFEST is back!!
Circle the dates of June 19-21 – Father’s Day Weekend – and join 15,000 of your friends and family at the 2nd annual Great American Ribfest!!
Taking place at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack NH, this outdoor festival will feature great food, great live music, great beer, and great kid’s activities – all to support local charities!
Check out the band schedule & vendor list below to get an idea of what you can expect this year. Summer can’t arrive soon enough!
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Merrimack Rotary Club
Runners, don’t forget to register for the Ribfest 5-Miler on Sunday, June 21.Your registration includes free entry into RibFest, and complimentary beer tickets for all 21+ participants. Post-race refreshments include: Dasani water and Powerade provided by Coca Cola Northern New England, pizza provided by American Flatbread Company, and Yogurt provided by Stonyfield Organic. Click here to register.
VIP RIBFEST PACKAGE
Great American VIP Ribfest Package includes an overnight stay with breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Merrimack, 2 VIP Vertical Horizon Concert Tickets for Saturday June 20th including all day Saturday and Sunday entry to Ribfest and 2 beverages each day. Plus Premium Parking both Saturday and Sunday on site. (65 dollar savings).
Click here to purchase.
Festival Dates & Hours
Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
This is a RAIN or SHINE event.
Ribfest Ticket Options
Kids 3 years & younger FREE. Fathers Free after 3pm Sunday (Father’s Day)!!
$15 – Ribfest Adult Ticket – 21+ years (includes (1) beer/soda/water)
$10 – Ribfest Minor Ticket – 4-20 years (includes (1) soda/water, unlimited Kids Area for 12 and under)
$35 – Barebones Family Pack – 2 Adults + 2 Kids (includes unlimited Kids Area for 12 and under; NO beverages included)
Due to the coronavirus, and its potential impact on events, we are pausing online ticket sales until we can determine if Ribfest can safely proceed as scheduled. If Ribfest is postponed or cancelled we will offer refund options.
Vertical Horizon Concert Tickets
6:30-10:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 20
This concert is located in a closed section of the Ribfest grounds and a concert ticket is required to see the band. Click here for more info.
2020 Music Lineup
Here’s a current list of the vendors participating in this year’s Great American Ribfest. More to be announced soon!!
ACF Professional Chefs of New Hampshire – Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Whoopie Pies
Bruster’s Ice Cream – Ice Cream
Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Cheese Louise – Grilled Cheese sandwiches
Gator BBQ – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Gator Tators, Corn Bread
Jack’s Down Home Barbeque – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Jeannette’s Concessions – Fried Dough, Fried Oreos & Candybars
Phily’s Good Eats – Fresh cut French Fries, Poutine, Chicken Tenders
Sillie Puffs Cotton Candy – Cotton Candy
Simply Cannoli – Cannoli, hot & iced coffee
Smokehaus BBQ – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Sweet Crunch Bake Shop – Cookies, coffee, ice cream cookie sandwich
Trading Faces LLC & Bitewods Popcorn – Face Painting, popcorn, chocolate protein bites
T-Roy’s BBQ – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Urban Nut Roasters – Fresh roast cinnamon-glazed almonds, pecans & cashews
Ye Olde English Seafood – Seafood
Product & Service Vendors
Break Free 603 – Escape Room
Captain Mowatt’s Hot Sauce – Hot sauce, BBQ sauce
Cruise Planners – Travel services promoting Norwegian Cruise Lines
Dandido Sauce – Dandido Hot Sauce
Drive Electric NH – Electric vehicles
Great Clips Hair Salons – Haircut coupons, hair sprays, giveaways
Jarica LaFountain Mazzerall State Farm – Insurance & financial services
KBK Sports – Sports memorabilia, silent auction items
LeafFilter North, LLC – LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Live Free Chiropractic – Spinal assessments
LulaRoe Mobile Boutique – Clothing boutique
Naked Hot Sauces – Hot sauces, spice rubs, apparel
Scouts BSA Venture Crew 401 Nonprofit – Boy Scouts
Soldier Solutions – Patriotic apparel, hats, sauce, Veteran owned
Steve’s Original Sauces – BBQ Sauce & Seasoning
USA Insulation of Southern NH – Insulation services, home improvement
If you’re interested in vending or sponsoring the event, please contact Jeremy@J2Levents.com for more information.
Interested in joining us as a sponsor or vendor for the weekend or have another question?