Despite our best efforts, we must CANCEL the Great American Ribfest & Food Truck Festival this year. Even though New Hampshire is now opening up, there was too much uncertainty to plan for Father’s Day weekend, and moving the date would negatively impact our sponsors, vendors and other events. We will be back in 2022!!
In the meantime, check out these incredible outdoor events at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack NH. Each event features great food, great beer, and great live music!
September 11 (SAT) – NH Bacon & Beer Festival – 100+ craft brews to choose from, 15 bacon samplers, supporting the nonprofit High Hopes Foundation of NH. Get tickets at www.nhbaconbeer.com.
September 18 (SAT) – Gin Blossoms + Vertical Horizon Concert – Two great bands playing all their hits! Get tickets at www.greatamericanconcerts.com.
October 16 (SAT) – Great Oktoberfest – Fall & Winter brews, Bavarian foods, supporting Merrimack NH Rotary Club. Tickets will go on sale soon and we’ll announce here.
The Great American RIBFEST is back!!
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.
$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.
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?