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4 Days of The Big Sticky in downtown Ottawa in the heart of the Canada's Capital. 

Welcome/Bienvenue to #CapitalRibfest featuring:


  • 5 Championship Smokehouse and BBQ Team from across Canada and the US serving up delicious Pork and Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Roasted Chicken, and all the trimmings. 

  • Fresh Lemonade, Deep Fried Sweets, Blooming Onion, Mini Donuts, Ice Cream, Cheese Cake on a Stick, Bevvy Bar, Craft Beer, Poutine, & more

  • A new performance stage, Live Music and Plaza Performers

  • A 750 person Craft Beer & Bevvy (wine/cooler) Gardens for pairing with your favourite BBQ 

  • Best Rack Competition, Rib Eating Contest, and Ribber Olympics

  • A Fun Zone including Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, and Giant Slide

  • Market vendor village, contests, and giveaways

  • NEW "First Taste" Rib Contest - Cutest Baby reaction wins a FREE Rack                     



 Toss a Toonie

to win A Rack of Ribs for a year! 

Festivals Hours:

Friday, August 2nd - 11:30am to 9pm

Saturday, August 3rd - 11am to 9pm

Sunday, August 4th - 11am to 9pm

Monday, August 5th - 11am to 6pm


There is plenty of indoor parking available nearby Festival Plaza. Look for street, lot, and indoor and outdoor parking throughout the area within two blocks of Capital Ribfest. (Special Rates are available on weekends with free parking on weekends underground @ City Hall and @ World Exchange Plaza on Queen/Metcalfe and on designated streets throughout downtown Ottawa. Ottawa is also home to an amazing public transit system with plenty of bus options to get you easily to the heart of the Big Sticky at Capital Ribfest. 

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