RIBtoberfest - Ribfest in October - Sparks Street

Let's check this out on the Saturday evening, October 5th!


You begged.
You pleaded.
You waved a sauce covered fist at us and screamed:
Bring back the Ribbers!

RibtoberFest is on Sparks Thursday October 3rd to Sunday October 6th. Release your inner foodie on 17 of the best Kings of the ‘Q’s from across North America.

A full list of ribbers and other vendors is coming soon!  Check at http://sparksstreetmall.com/ribtoberfest.html

Four glorious days. Ribs. Chicken. BBQ sauce. Your stomach can’t wait!

Four glorious days. Ribs. Chicken. BBQ sauce. Your stomach can’t wait!


You begged. You pleaded. You waved a sauce covered fist at us and screamed: "Bring back the Ribbers!"  Done! 

RibtoberFest is on Sparks Thursday October 3rd to Sunday October 6th.

Release your inner foodie on 17 of the best King’s of the ‘Q’s from across North America.



– 20 years in business and a long standing track record of award winning Barbeque, Crabby’s has proven to be the best on the grill, from East coast to the West. George Kefalidis, the founder opened the first rib team in London, and has grown this success at numerous cook off events throughout North America    

Texas Outlaws

– All the way from Kentucky! Texas Outlaws started in 1988, a family grown business, brings a combination of good spice, good sauce and good slow smoke! Texas Outlaws will give your mouth something to talk about for days!!!    


– 2011 Bibbs Won best Chicken and ready to try their luck again! Bring on the competition!    

Welcome to Gator BBQ

Gator BBQ

- Gator BBQ was formed in 1983 by a gentleman from Naples Florida by the name of Don Brown (a.k.a. the King of Ribs). Larry now runs the family business with his children; Kurt, Nick, Aaron and Alexis all contributing to its success. They mean Rib Business!!!    

Billy Bones

– Celebrating over 30 years of excellence, Billy Bones BBQ and crew have travelled the United States, Canada and Ireland winning state and national BBQ competitions. Billy’s BBQ products are original, tangy with a hot smoky bit, mil is the same flavour without the bite! Perfect for all taste buds!!!!    

Silver Bullet

– Professional ribbers who travel to Ribfests across Ontario, producing the mouth-watering BBQ Ribs, Chicken and Pulled Pork!    


-  Founded in 1908 as a “saw Mill” general Store outside Brewton, Alabama. Camp 31 BBQ was established by Larry Murphy in 1985, and have been serving mouth-watering authentic southern BBQ ever since!    

Uncle Sam’s

– Comes from Alabama, and ready for a battle! Bringing southern cooking and old fashion recipes, they refuse to be out done!     

Hawgs Gone Wild

– BBQ is not just something that gets thrown together at the last minute, BBQ takes time and loves to create. Hawgs Gone Wild has a sense of pride and fulfillment that surrounds family and friends, with their scrumptious food!     

Sticky Fingers

– Founded by three lifelong friends, Sticky Fingers opened in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in 1992. Stick Fingers has a genuine and caring approach to customer service and a passion for sharing “fall-off-the-bone delicious” ribs, pulled pork barbecue and chicken!         

Boss Hog

– After winning dozens of awards over the last several years Boss Hog is looking forward to exceeding expectations at Sparks Street’s Annual Cook Off!! 

Texas Rangers

–Texas Rib Rangers Products of Texas Inc. was created in 1993. They have seen the cooking technology and the field of competition grow from five and ten teams to well over 500 teams competing at the high end BBQ events! Looking to out beat Bibbs, for best chicken!     

Blazin’ BBQ

- In 2002 Blazin’ BBQ had its debut at S.A.R.S.STOCK, One of the largest benefit concerts and barbeque events in North-America. From there they have been building our reputation through Ribfest’s, concerts and corporate catering across Ontario. Along the way we have received many awards for ribs, chicken, sauce and pulled pork.    

Ribs Royal

- Provides the finest competition quality, slow smoked, southern barbecue with a western twist. Offering value to all our patrons by serving mouth watering, fresh & delicious ribs.  We are committed in achieving service excellence ensuring that all our patrons are fully satisfied!      

Horn Dawgs

-  ...we are a local Ontario based company. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best Authentic Southern BBQ this side of the border. Our team is owned and operated by Robert Butler and Donna Darling-Butler. All of Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ team members are Food Safe Certified and our "Pig Rig" exceeds the Board  

Bone Daddy's -Bill Bone Daddy wall got into the business by accident. While working on a construction site in Colorado building houses, rather than drive into town for lunch, he began grilling hot dogs, chicken, and...ribs.  

The taste test says it all...Having a rare double win and many other wins (they've competed there since 1990) at the Best of the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Nevada - Bone Daddy's knows what goes into the perfect brisket, chicken, or rack of ribs. The Best of the West is hosted at the Nugget, and for Bill & Kimberly Wall, its more than a contest, the Nugget was where they were married in the midst of all the festivities.

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  • Peter B.

    Brilliant Meetup! One of the most fun ones I've ever been to.

    October 6, 2013

  • Peter B.

    Ahh, ribs: now that's my kind of culture! :-)

    1 · September 15, 2013

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