GREAT AMERICAN RIBFEST CANCELED – RETURNING 2021
After careful deliberation of current conditions, Merrimack Rotary Club and Anheuser-Busch Brewery have chosen to cancel the Great American Ribfest altogether in 2020. We appreciate your patience as we have done everything in our power to pull off Ribfest this year. Despite developing new safety and hygiene protocols, now is not the right time to gather thousands of people together.
We will return to our normal Father’s Day Weekend dates in 2021 with Great Food, Great Beer, and Great Live Music. Save the dates – June 18-20 – and come join us at the Great American Ribfest in Merrimack, New Hampshire, next year!
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?