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The Great American RIBFEST is back!!

Circle the dates of June 19-21 – Father’s Day Weekend – and join 15,000 of your friends and family at the 2nd annual Great American Ribfest!! 

Taking place at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack NH, this outdoor festival will feature great food, great live music, great beer, and great kid’s activities – all to support local charities!

Check out the band schedule & vendor list below to get an idea of what you can expect this year. Summer can’t arrive soon enough!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Merrimack Rotary Club

Runners, don’t forget to register for the Ribfest 5-Miler on Sunday, June 21. Your registration includes free entry into RibFest, and complimentary beer tickets for all 21+ participants. Post-race refreshments include: Dasani water and Powerade provided by Coca Cola Northern New England, pizza provided by American Flatbread Company, and Yogurt provided by Stonyfield Organic. Click here to register.

Festival Dates & Hours

Friday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

This is a RAIN or SHINE event.

Ribfest Ticket Options

Kids 3 years & younger FREE. Fathers Free after 3pm Sunday (Father’s Day)!!

$15 – Ribfest Adult Ticket – 21+ years (includes (1) beer/soda/water)

$10 – Ribfest Minor Ticket – 4-20 years (includes (1) soda/water, unlimited Kids Area for 12 and under)

$35 – Barebones Family Pack – 2 Adults + 2 Kids (includes unlimited Kids Area for 12 and under; NO beverages included)


Vertical Horizon Concert Tickets

6:30-10:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 20
This concert is located in a closed section of the Ribfest grounds and a concert ticket is required to see the band. Click here for more info.

2020 Music Lineup

Friday
The Sun Dogs
5:00-6:20pm
Rock
The Sun Dogs
5:00-6:20pm
Rock

Alex Preston
6:45-8:05pm
American Idol, Indie Rock
Alex Preston
6:45-8:05pm
American Idol, Indie Rock

The Chris Fitz Band w/ Hammond B3 Master Ken Clark
8:30-10:00pm
Blues Rock
The Chris Fitz Band w/ Hammond B3 Master Ken Clark
8:30-10:00pm
Blues Rock
Saturday
Cody James Gang
11:00am-12:20pm
Roots Rock
Cody James Gang
11:00am-12:20pm
Roots Rock
The New Rockwells
12:45-2:00pm
Indie Rock
The New Rockwells
12:45-2:00pm
Indie Rock
Best Not Broken
2:30-4:00pm
Rock/Pop
Best Not Broken
2:30-4:00pm
Rock/Pop
Dionysia
4:30-6:00pm
Rock/Pop
Dionysia
4:30-6:00pm
Rock/Pop
Vertical Horizon
8:00-10:00pm
Rock
Vertical Horizon
8:00-10:00pm
Rock
Sunday
Stomp
Stomp & Holler
11:00am-1:00pm
Country/Bluegrass
Grayson Ty
1:30-3:30pm
Indie Rock
Grayson Ty
1:30-3:30pm
Indie Rock
Seth Yacovone Band
4:00-6:00pm
Blues Rock
Seth Yacovone Band
4:00-6:00pm
Blues Rock

2020 Vendors

Here’s a current list of the vendors participating in this year’s Great American Ribfest. More to be announced soon!!

Food Vendors

ACF Professional Chefs of New HampshireStuffed Baked Potatoes, Whoopie Pies
Bruster’s Ice CreamIce Cream
Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQRibs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Cheese Louise – Grilled Cheese sandwiches
Gator BBQRibs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Gator Tators, Corn Bread
Jack’s Down Home Barbeque – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Jeannette’s Concessions – Fried Dough, Fried Oreos & Candybars
Phily’s Good Eats – Fresh cut French Fries, Poutine, Chicken Tenders
Sillie Puffs Cotton CandyCotton Candy
Simply Cannoli – Cannoli, hot & iced coffee
Smokehaus BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Sweet Crunch Bake ShopCookies, coffee, ice cream cookie sandwich
Trading Faces LLC & Bitewods Popcorn – Face Painting, popcorn, chocolate protein bites
T-Roy’s BBQ – Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, sides
Urban Nut RoastersFresh roast cinnamon-glazed almonds, pecans & cashews
Ye Olde English Seafood – Seafood

Product & Service Vendors

Break Free 603 – Escape Room
Captain Mowatt’s Hot Sauce – Hot sauce, BBQ sauce
Cruise Planners – Travel services promoting Norwegian Cruise Lines
Dandido Sauce – Dandido Hot Sauce
Drive Electric NH Electric vehicles
Great Clips Hair Salons – Haircut coupons, hair sprays, giveaways
Jarica LaFountain Mazzerall State Farm – Insurance & financial services
KBK Sports – Sports memorabilia, silent auction items
LeafFilter North, LLCLeafFilter Gutter Protection
Live Free ChiropracticSpinal assessments
LulaRoe Mobile Boutique – Clothing boutique
Naked Hot Sauces – Hot sauces, spice rubs, apparel
Scouts BSA Venture Crew 401 Nonprofit – Boy Scouts
Soldier Solutions – Patriotic apparel, hats, sauce, Veteran owned
Steve’s Original Sauces – BBQ Sauce & Seasoning
USA Insulation of Southern NH – Insulation services, home improvement

If you’re interested in vending or sponsoring the event, please contact Jeremy@J2Levents.com for more information.

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