July 11-13, 2014
The Carolina West RibFest returns to the WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds. This Asheville food festival features mouth watering BBQ ribs, chicken, and pulled pork prepared by world class, award winning barbecue rib vendors from around the country. Savor all the traditional side dishes, beverages, desserts and comfort foods as well.
The Carolina West RibFest this year will feature an expanded group of national barbecue teams and an eclectic mix of entertainment including three days of local, regional and national music acts on the main stage, Lucha Libre wrestling, a sideshow and saloon featuring can-can girls. There are few places where seven dollars can buy this amount of entertainment.
The RibFest will have six barbecue teams vying for awards but mainly will focus on satisfying the appetites of thousands of BBQ fans. This year’s line-up includes local purveyor Big Bad Wolf BBQ from Etowah, Big Boned BBQ (Charleston, SC), Camp 31 (Castleberry, Alabama), Porky Chicks (Farmington, Arkansas), Carolina Rib King (Moore, SC) and Florida Skin Bones (Arcadia, Florida). The judges panel will consist of folks from the event’s Facebook family, local chefs and foodies as well as local dignitaries.
Joining local musical acts like Underhill Rose and Circus Mutt will be national acts Moon Taxi and Jason McKinney. UIW Wrestling will showcase a diverse group of luchidores and the RibFest’s sideshow will be hosted by The Squidling Brothers from Philadelphia, PA. Rounding out the festival will be a marketplace, kids’ zone and the Shady Lady Saloon. New participants Leinenkugel Beer and Cupcake Vineyards will provide product samples. The Carolina West RibFest is produced by AKA Entertainment & Media.
Friday, July 11: 11 AM - 11 PM ($3 Admission until 3 PM)
Saturday, July 12: 11 AM - 11 PM
Sunday, July 13: Noon - 8 PM
Children under 12 Free
Senior Citizens (65 and Over) $5
Active Military Personnel Free
The WNC Ag Center is located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, North Carolina 28732. It's adjacent to the Asheville Airport at exit #40 off I-26 between Asheville and Hendersonville.
More info: www.carolinawestribfest.com