Savour #KWRibfest



Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show  


Covid-19 Update 2021


May 11, 2021


Hey #KWRibfesters, we hope you are keeping well and safe during this crazy COVID time but if you’re like us, you’re craving some fun and excitement. Our goal in 2021 is to bring you a live, in-person event. Unfortunately, with the current stay-at-home order and mass gathering restrictions, July is just not going to work.


So, we are tentatively re-scheduling #KWRibfest to September 17-19. We hope that by then, we will be able to bring you all the mouth-watering bbq and delicious craft beer you desire. This is, of course, pending Public Health and Government recommendations / restrictions so fingers crossed! And stay tuned for more information.


Celebrate the BEST summer has to offer! Enjoy mouth-watering barbequed ribs and chicken, an incredible selection of Ontario craft-brewed beer, plus live entertainment and a Kids Fun Zone - all in the open atmosphere of Victoria Park.


Life doesn't get much better!


2021 marks the 18th anniversary of this great community event -

Bring your friends, family and co-workers and savour the flavour.






VIP Tickets


Enjoy #KWRibfest in style. VIP tickets will go on sale in August.


About VIP Tickets





 Sample new brews and time-honoured classics with our wide selection of Ontario craft-brewed beer. Alternatives to beer (including non-alcoholic beverages) are aslo available.


About Breweries



Live Entertainment


The #KWRibfest stage stays rockin' with live entertainment all weekend long. 


About Live Entertainment


Kids Fun Zone


Fun for the whole family. Kids Fun Zone produced by Grand River Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids.


About Kids Fun Zone


The Foodbank of Waterloo Region Logo


Admission to the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show is free but donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region are accepted at the gate. Please note: due to the nature of the event, anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult (ie. your parents) to be admitted.


Thank you for attending the 2020 Ribfest event. Due to your generous donations, $4,942.65 and 902 lbs of food was raised for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. 


Please help us to support our local food bank and come ready with a donation.


Learn more about Social Responsibility at #KWRibfest.