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#1 Linear Thinker

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:47 AM

Esquimalt Ribfest starts today!

Ribs, brews, bands, cars, etc.

 

This three day event in Bullen Park in Esquimalt features five different ribbers, seven brewers/wineries, live music, car show, bubble soccer, etc. etc.

Funds raised support the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable fund which in turn supports several local charities.

Free shuttle bus from the in front of the RBC Museum.

I'm not affiliated, just a cool event in my neck of the woods.

 

 



#2 vicernie

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 03:43 PM

I'm there tonight with friends from the Harbourside Rotary club. maybe Saturday with the family. no entrance fee is a big advantage over the beer fest.
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#3 On the Level

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:52 PM

We didn't go to Ribfest this year....but did anyone fall ill afterwards?



#4 Midnightly

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:37 PM

We didn't go to Ribfest this year....but did anyone fall ill afterwards?

 

 

i was reading the esq facebook page a few people did say they felt ill after they left



#5 On the Level

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:18 PM

i was reading the esq facebook page a few people did say they felt ill after they left

 

I'm sure it happens.....and after the facebook attention, won't happen again next year.



#6 Redd42

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:37 PM

Went Sat evening. Had a ball! The weather cleared, was not too cold, field wasn't too muddy, local beer, LOTS of folks appreciating the music and dancing, got some beef ribs, had leftovers for breakfast on Sunday.

 

Surprised I hadn't really heard of it before. Will definitely go back next year!


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#7 AllseeingEye

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:29 PM

/\....yup one of the more under the radar local events for sure. Since we moved into the Gorge-Selkirk area in 2011 we've gone 3-4x and never been disappointed. Hit it up under the right circumstances - good weather and band etc.,- and its a nice party. And who in their right mind doesn't like BBQ???



#8 LJ

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:20 PM

I usually hear about these sort of events after they happened. Not listening to local radio I don't know how well these things are advertised, if at all.


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#9 Midnightly

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 08:07 PM

I usually hear about these sort of events after they happened. Not listening to local radio I don't know how well these things are advertised, if at all.

 

join facebook pages for the city.. most city events tend to get posted on city facebook pages.. esquimalt is pretty good for this (Esquimalt also has a pretty active facebook page not run by the city) they post their movie nights, their music in the park events, reminders for their market..


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#10 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:17 AM

I went on the Friday this year. Ribs were good, didn't get sick as I am hearing reports that some people did. 

 

Like eating out anywhere, you always take that risk that the food you are eating has not been handled properly including being stored at proper temperatures, held and proper temperatures, if insect control is being used etc,

 

The poor weather cut the attendance down a bit from other years, but still lots of people came out even when it was raining.  A couple of years ago there must have been 50-60,000 people through the Rib Fest over it's 3 days. Surprised so many Victorians don't even know about it. This year was it's 6th year.



 



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