Calling out all Montreal rib lovers! Anyone who loves ribs should definitely be attending Montreal’s Ribfest. A 3-day festival where you will be able to eat all things ribs and BBQ? Where do I sign up?!? Montreal’s Ribfest benefits the local kids and is part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Live music, ribs, BBQ all day and celebrating a great cause. What more can one want? Make sure to mark your calendars, because this is definitely an event you do not want to miss out on!

When is the event taking place?

Weekend of August 16-18 2019 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Where will the Ribfest take place?

In the West Island. But we promise you, it’s worth the drive!

Address: 13665 Boul. de Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds

Is there an entrance fee?

Nope! Admissions are free! But if you want to eat ribs, you will have to pay and prices depend per vendor. So do bring out your wallet.

Is there parking on site?

Parking is available in the nearby streets, just make sure to plan ahead since there will be quite a crowd so the streets will fill up fast!

Where do all the proceeds go to?

Since the event is to promote the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, all profits will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters West Island.

Will there be anything else other then ribs? What activities will take place during the event?

Tons of activities! Live music, 6 professional ribbers who will delight you with their culinary talents, local vendors, huge play area for kids, games and so much more!

Who are some of the popular vendors that will attend?

The professional ribbers:

  • Dinosaur Smokehouse
  • Alabama’s Finest Real Southern Bar-B-Que
  • Texas Rangers
  • Fat Boys Barbecue
  • Ribs Royale
  • The Hogfather

The food vendors:

  • Bistro +
  • Bleu Homard Cuisine de Rue
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Ontario Corn Rosters.Cob
  • Beaver Tails
  • La Diperie
  • Twisted Tatters
  • Pappy’s Old Fashioned Ribfest
  • Denis Dawgs
  • Poutine No. 800
  • Matjip: BBQ Coréen
For more information regarding the event, make sure to visit their website @