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Annual Hartford Rib Off at Riverside Park

October 16, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Annual Hartford Rib Off at Riverside Park

The 2021 Annual Hartford Rib Off is back and returning to Hartford’s Riverside Park from October 16, 2021 from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

The event is held Rain or Shine

October 16th Box Office Opens at 11:00 am, closes at 2:00 pm

No tickets will be sold past 2pm on the day of the Main Event. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door for the duration of the event.

General Admission Tickets include access to the festival, all you can eat buffet under our 15,000 square feet of tents, people’s choice tastings (while supplies last), Hartford Rib Off commemorative tasting cup with continual pours from TBA and cocktails from TBA (for attendees 21+) , live music, unlimited water and soft drinks, access to our vendors, family friendly fun including kids activities, ability to bid on raffles and silent auction items, and more!

There is NO Designated Driver Ticket for the Hartford Rib Off Main Event. This festival centers around food, fun, and fundraising. Alcoholic beverages are not a focus and therefore we do not offer a non-alcoholic ticket for adults.

Children Tickets: Children aged 12 and under always receive free admission to the Hartford Rib Off Main Event when accompanied by a paying adult.

Youths aged 13 – 20: Ticket price $20+processing fee. Children will receive a food only bracelet, will not receive a tasting cup, and are not permitted to sample any alcoholic beverages. Any child seen drinking alcoholic beverages will be removed from the festival immediately, along with their parent or guardian.

Food: Buffet Offerings (may differ depending on time of day) – there will always be 3 proteins (at least one non-pork) and 3 sides plus corn bread to choose from.

Buffet food is served by plate, attendees may return for additional servings on an unlimited basis. • Free people’s choice samples from our participating pit masters, while supplies last. Breweries: TBA Music by TBA

The Hartford Rib Off prides itself on promoting Hartford, and Riverside Park is one of Hartford’s greatest natural resources. By bringing 2000+ guests to the park, our event showcases Hartford in a unique and exciting way.


October 16, 2021
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Riverside Park
61 Leibert Rd
Hartford, CT 06120
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