The 13th Annual Rock'n Ribs Festival is this Saturday, April 21, in Springfield.
Vera Gibbons with the Rotary Clubs of Springfield, the sponsoring organization, appeared on KOLR10 and KOZL Tuesday morning to talk about the festival. She has all the details you'll need when you make plans to go this weekend.
Rock'n Ribs is not only a 'Kansas City BBQ Society' Sanctioned event drawing dozens of teams to compete, but also benefits 7 children's charities in southwest Missouri.
Watch the attached video to see our interview with Vera and with Hy-Vee Chef Chadwick Isom, who offers tips for smoking your own ribs.
More About This Event:
Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival -
2012 Event Moves to a New Location!
WHAT: Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival 2012
WHERE: Community Blood Center Parking Lot at the corner of South Campbell and Plainview Road
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
DETAILS: This year's event promises to be the best ever! Advanced tickets may be purchased for $7 at HyVee, Kum N Go, Great Southern and Big Whiskeys, gate admission is $10. Over 60 teams will compete in this KCBS sanctioned BBQ contest. Local bands entertain and BBQ sampling begins at 1:00 p.m. Among the highlights this year:
ANPAC Motorcycle Show
Hot Air Balloons
Battle of the Bands
Rockin Zoomba sponsored by the Springfield Family Y
Texas Holdem Tournament
Army National Guard inflatable games
Doughnut and pie eating contests
A complete schedule of events can be found at www.rocknribs.com