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41st Annual Rib, White & Blue Festival
The City of Akron presents Rib White and Blue, Akron’s National Rib Festival, July 1st through the 4th on South Main Street in downtown Akron. Admission is FREE all 4 days, and gates open at 11am.
This year, twelve rib vendors from 7 states vie for cash prizes and bragging rights in the “Best Of” competition. The masters of the barbeque are coming from Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Texas Pit BBQ: Texas Pig Foot BBQ: Ohio
Carolina Rib King: South Carolina Big Boned BBQ: South Carolina
Cowboy’s BBQ: Texas Pig Tails BBQ: Ohio
BBQ Master: Georgia Porky Chicks BBQ: Arkansas
Jack on the Bone BBQ: Ohio Bad Wolfe BBQ: Virginia
Bad Azz BBQ: Pennsylvania Fine Smoke BBQ: Ohio
In addition to barbecue, the festival also features the following other vendors:
The Pierogi Lady (pierogis and sausages)
Judy’s Concessions (sausage/steak sandwich, fries cheese, bloomin’ onions)
Quaker Corp Concessions (funnel cake, birch beer)
200 S. Main st, Akron, OH 44312
Lock 3 occupancy is 5,000.
Shirt and shoes required for admittance.
For concerts that have an admission charge tickets are available at the gate the night of the show and need to be paid in cash. No advance sales. Children 48 inches and under admitted FREE!