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JULY 21-23, 2023

The Biergarten |  Merrimack, NH

Festival Information


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)

Free entry at the end of each day does not include any parking fees on-site ($20) or across the street ($10).


The Biergarten
221 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054


The Biergarten Premium Parking (221 Daniel Webster Highway)
$20/day: available each day immediately in front of the Ribfest grounds; these are good all day. Click here to purchase event tickets and premier parking passes to reserve your space (limited to 400/day):   Friday     Saturday/SundayAny open spaces will be allocated day-of the event (if available), with signage at the highway entrance indicating availability.

Elbit Systems (220 Daniel Webster Highway)
$10/day: Located across the street from the Ribfest – approximately .75 mile walk. Can be purchased upon entry into the lot. 100% of the total proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Shuttles will not be provided. Guests need to pay for parking at either of the two indicated locations, or use a rideshare service for drop-off and pick-up.

Street Parking along Daniel Webster Highway and at any BAE Systems parking lots are NOT allowed and vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.


A portion of proceeds raised from the weekend benefit the nonprofit Merrimack Rotary Club, which annually supports local needs from college scholarships for local youths, Coats for Kids, Habitat for Humanity, three local food pantries, Pure Water for the World, and many other important causes. Come support your local community and have a great time at the Great American Ribfest!!


Yes, tickets will be available at the door, but are available online at a discount until 11:59pm, Thursday, July 20th, 2023.

To ensure fast entry, guests are encouraged to purchase online in advance. There are NO REFUNDS and NO EXCHANGES. All ticket sales are final.


Tickets include entry into the event, with hours of great live music every day that are easily worth the entry fee. Parking, food, beverages and family activities are not included, and an added expense. The event is a fundraiser to support Merrimack Rotary Club and all their local endeavors, so thank you for your support!


Folding lawn/camp chairs
Blankets to place on the ground
(1) Bottle of water in a sealed container


Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including guns, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, laser pointers, etc.)

No Cigarettes, E-Cigs or Vaping devices


Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind

Drugs or drug paraphernalia

Outside food or beverage (including alcohol of any kind)

Coolers of any kind

Drones or any other remote flying device

Glass Containers

Framed backpacks

Totems, Flags, Banners

Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies

Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons) or any personal motorized vehicles

Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind

Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

No Inflatable furniture (rafts, chairs, etc.)

Regular fold-up lawn chairs ARE allowed


For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all patrons are subject to a full and complete search prior to entry. This may include a full body pat-down and magnetometer screening. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process. Screening of children will always take place with the consent of a parent or guardian.

Please review the Prohibited items list for a stress-free entry process.

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow all bags to be searched before entry.

Persons that refuse to comply with the search policy will be refused entry into the event.

At any time during the entry process if you have questions, ask for assistance from Festival Staff located at the front gates.

Guests may have same-day re-entry to the festival grounds by receiving that day’s hand-stamp.


We make every effort to create a safe environment on the festival grounds, including public and private security and medical staff. If you need any assistance, seek out the medical tent, or look for a police officer or festival staff member.

If you appear intoxicated (and it’s our call), you may be refused entry, refused additional beer purchases, or asked to vacate the festival grounds. We recommend having a Designated Driver to ensure a safe departure.


Portalets will be located on festival grounds.


Saturday / Sunday ticket is for Great American Ribfest, not for a specific artist or vendor. Artists and schedule subject to change without notice. Saturday / Sunday artist cancellation is not grounds for a refund. The ticket is a revocable license for the time/date listed on the ticket. “Management” means Great Events USA LLC., and their affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Ticket user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Ticket user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket for a price higher than that appearing on the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. Ticket user consents to Management’s use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.