Celebrity Judging

Comedians, radio and TV personalities, expert chefs, athletes, entertainers, musicians, community leaders and more grace the stage to judge.

You Can Be A Celebrity Judge!

Want to be a guest Celebrity Judge at The 2016 Toronto Ribfest? You can by entering our trivia contest. Check our Facebook page every Friday for details on how you can win! Click Here.


Ribfest is having a wedding... and Toronto’s Invited! When: Saturday, June 27

The contest to choose the bride and groom is NOW OVER and the judges are hard at work to choose the lucky couple! Thank you to EVERYONE who applied and we certainly hope all the couples who reached out to us will have a loving future together - and spend some of it at Ribfest! And now, the real wedding preparations kick in! Our wedding planner is WeddingGirl.ca – and there’s no one better in the business. She’s got an amazing event planned for the winning couple, for their guests, and for EVERYONE who comes to Toronto Ribfest to witness history.

Everyone loves a wedding. This is one you’ll never forget.

See www.ribfestwedding.com or #ribfestwedding for more information.

Canada Day

Canada Day starts with a Citizenship Ceremony on the South Stage at which about 40 people become new Canadian Citizens; and, it ends with a “bang”! The Fireworks at Centennial Park coupled with the music throughout the festival grounds make the evening something you won’t want to miss and won’t soon forget.

Throughout the day there are special performers, free face painting, free magic shows, and of course, great music and great food.

Heroes Day

When: Thursday, June 30

11:30-12:45 Climax jazz band on north stage
(Dixieland jazz)

1:00-2:00 Elvis on north stage

2:00-3:15 Celebrity Judging

3:30-4:30 Elvis on north stage

Bonus: Celebrity Rib Judging including Elvis:)

The VIP Experience

This year, treat yourself to the TORONTO RIBFEST VIP EXPERIENCE. SHADE AND NO LINE UPS! We bring your food to you. Full meal and purchase separate food and drink option available. Includes free samples sponsored by Bier Markt Queensway, executive washrooms, North Stage Entertainment and giveaways!

Tickets only $15 in advance ($20 at the festival); or include a dinner and a drink and pay $45 in advance ($50 at the festival). Note: drink pricing is not discounted.

Buy your experience here:


2017 Full Line-up

Three Stages! Awesome Bands and Performers!
For more information on attractions contact ribfestcoordinator@gmail.com
(Great photos throughout the web site by Rotary Etobicoke club member and professional photographer: Peter Dusek - peter@peterdusek.com.)

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