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The Great Midwest Rib Fest®

@5:00 pm

Outdoors at Mystic Lake

Free Admission

Summer sizzles as The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns with three days of food, music and fun! Get your groove on with free outdoor concerts by national and local acts. Bib up and chow down on ribs from the country’s top pitmasters competing for bragging rights and thousands in prizes. So much yum under the sun.

Hog Heaven for Music Lovers
Don’t miss free outdoor concerts each day of the fest!

Jessie G • 7 pm
Gretchen Wilson • 8 pm

The Tubes • 6:30 pm
Loverboy • 8 pm

Emerson Hart (of Tonic) • 5:15 pm
Better Than Ezra • 6:15 pm
Sugar Ray • 8 pm

Pig Out
We’re firing up the details for our rib cookers—check back soon for a full list. In addition to the world’s best ribs, you’ll also find beverage and bar tents, fresh lemonade, Kernel’s Sweet Corn, Cookies and More, Ben & Jerry’s® ice cream and more!

The Great Midwest Rib Fest
World Rib Eating Championship

Saturday, July 27 • 1 PM

See competitive eaters devour a mountain of pork in mere minutes! Details coming soon.

Festival Rules
  • Event admission and concerts are free and open to all ages; food and beverages are available for purchase.
  • Shirt and shoes are required.
  • Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Pets, blankets, chairs, umbrellas, bikes, fireworks, firecrackers, coolers, picnic baskets, and outside food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Drugs, weapons and firearms are strictly prohibited at Mystic Lake.
  • Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol; valid identification required.
  • Guests engaged in disruptive behavior will be asked to leave the event.