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    Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival

    May 29 - June 1, 2024

    Perry Square Park
    Erie, PA 16501

    Status: Updated 11/5/2023
    Celebrating 33 years in 2024. Award-winning local and traveling BBQ Rib Cooking Teams (as seen on the Discovery Channel's - Season 1 of Undercover Billionaire), presenting the very best in BBQ cuisine. Family fun! We offer a wide selection of Festival Foods, Craft Brews and spirits in the Park, Live Stage Entertainment, Vendors, Art Displays, Craft Booths, Rib Kidz Fun Zone, Demonstrations, Product launches, Sampling, Corporate - Marketing - Promotional and sponsor Opportunities. Facebook Updates & Contests. FREE Admission to the Public! @ErieRibFestival #ErieRibFest
    • Admission: none
    • Days/­Hours Open: Wed 11am-10pm, Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm
    • Address: 545 State Street, Erie, PA 16501
    • Entertainment: 1 stage - R,L Entertainment: Variety 
    • Other Activities: displays, soft rides, demonstrations, art display & sale, games, contests, information
    • Attendance: 48,000
      # Food Booths: 15+
    • # of Exhi­bitors: 37
      Juried: no
      Prize Money: na
    • Deadlines: Art & Craft: 04/05/2024
      Music: 02/15/2024
      Food: 03/15/2024 
    • Promoter: Performance & Event Management, LLC ^
    • Show Dir.: Performance & Event Management

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    • Frequently Asked Questions:
    • Do you work with Corporate Sponsors?
      Yes. We can customize roles to align with marketing expectations.
    • How many vendors do you have that offer the same item?
      We are very mindful and limit like items to 2 for the success of all.
    • What is your demographic.
      College age (5 colleges) Children to age 22 to 55- main demographic.
    • Is Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival rain or shine?
      Yes - Erie is tough bunch A little rain seems not to be a deterrent.
    • What is the overall location of this event. Pavement, Grass, Mall?
      We have a very comfortable tree-shaded park setting -booths on grass.
    • Is Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival all ages?
      FREE Admission... Lots of activities for all ages to enjoy!
    • Do I have to participate all four days of your festival?
      Yes. Our visitors early or late should have the same experience.
    • How do you advertise the Erie Rib Fest?
      180+TV Commercials, print, banners, signage, social, 10,000 Flyers
    • Is Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival handicap accessible?
      Yes. We also have handicap parking on 7th between State & Peach Sts.
    • Do you offer more food than Ribs?
      Yes. We have several selections of alternative festival foods.

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