Great bands, tasty ribs and much more kick off summer June 26-28.
Kick off your summer in Oakville! This year’s The Co-operators Oakville Family Ribfest, organized by the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar, is a free summer festival that brings families and individuals young and old together to celebrate, have fun, and enjoy great food and live entertainment. “In 2015, Ribfest will boast nine famous ribbers and dozens of great bands and performers,” says Ribfest chair Trish Peden. “There’s also a free Kids’ Play Zone, a large amusement park with rides and games, artists, a community marketplace, a new-car show, many other food vendors, plus beer and wine for the adults. The event is totally ‘green’, with everything possible being recycled.”
When and Where: June 26-28, 2015, at the Trafalgar Road Campus of Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, ON, L6H 2L1 (just three blocks north of the QEW). There is plenty of parking on site (just $10 per car), plus free parking nearby, and Oakville Transit comes right to the gate (bus #1 or #24).
All proceeds from the Ribfest support local Rotary projects, community charities, student bursaries and much more. “Oakville’s only Ribfest is a great way to enjoy the start of summer while you help Rotary help others,” says Peden. “The Sheridan College site is both wheelchair- and stroller-friendly,” she says. “We’ll have people movers to bring guests from the parking lots directly to the gate. And although we can’t allow pets inside, we’ll have Barks n’ Rec providing their dog daycare service near the main gate to take care of your dog while you enjoy the event.”
The weekend will feature more than a dozen bands and groups performing on the main stage, plus stilt dancers throughout the site, along with visits from Disney characters Elsa and Cinderella — and, of course, our own Ribfest mascot, Oakey.
In addition to our nine ribbers, there are15 other food vendors to satisfy all kinds of cravings. Popular beers, along with a selection of wines from Chili, also are available to complement your meals.