Orangeville Rotary Ribfest 2019

July 19, 2019

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of this great community event.  Six fabulous ribbers will be serving up thousands of mouth-watering-barbecued-fall-off-the-bone-get-your-hands-messy ribs.  Plus enjoy a beer tent, continuous live-entertainment, and much more. There's no better way to celebrate summer in Orangeville!  Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted at the gate. 

All funds raised at Ribfest support Rotary projects and services right here in the community like the splash pad in Fendley Park, the Rotary gazebo on the Island Lake Trail, the Rotary Way bike route, the exciting intergenerational GrandPals program, Community Living Dufferin and the Orangeville Food Bank. 

This year's schedule:



Friday, July 19 - New Country

5-6 p.m.

The Firecats

Joined by a collective love of Rockabilly music, three members of The Campfire Poets have joined forces with Greg Kowalczyk (Blind Cats, MIP Power Trio) to form THE FIRECATS! Playing classic rockabilly hits, old Blues, two steppin country, and mixing in some rockin original music, this band keeps the dance floor SHAKIN!


6-6:30 p.m.

Ribfest 2019 Opening Ceremony

Join us at the big stage for the 2019 Ribfest opening ceremonies! Local dignitaries will officially kick off the Ribfest 10th anniversary festivities!


6:30-7 p.m.

Tattos 'N Whiskey

This is the band if you are looking to get “rocked and countrified”. A southern Ontario based band who like to have a good time on stage.


Saturday, July 20 - Rock 'n Roll

12:30-2 p.m.

Stephen's Garage

Dynamic 6 piece band, with incredible vocals, exceptional classic guitar and keyboard combination. This band delivers high energy performance that covers the hits from over 5 decades of music.


2:30-4 p.m.

Little White Lies

4-piece cover band that plays everything from the latest Hot 100 radio hits, pop, R&B, Country, funk, a little something for everyone


4:30-6:30 p.m.

Larry Kurtz

Blues and roots harmonica, with a little rock thrown in.


7-10 p.m.

Campfire Poets

If variety is the spice of life, The Campfire Poets are loaded with flavour. Hailing from Dufferin County, Ontario, ‘The Poets’ play 5 decades of classics from rock to blues to reggae to country to Celtic.


3-8 p.m.

The Ribfest Classic Auto Show

David Murphy--organizer of Cruisin' on First--is back with the popular Classic Car Show. Come out and choose your favourite!


Sunday, July 21 - Family Day

12:30-2 p.m.


A fun-loving party band that plays danceable music from every era.


2:30-4 p.m.

The Last Stand

Blues and classic rock from Orangeville!


4:30-6:15 p.m.

Five Two Eight

Classic Rock band playing all your favorites performed by 4 talented musicians