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Eat Ribs and Build a Better World

The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove is excited to finally bring the Grove Rotary Ribfest to the community. We were planning for this event to debut last summer originally, but we all know how 2020 turned out. Now you're hungry... hungry to get back out there safely to reconnect with friends and family, hungry to feel like part of this great city again, hungry to be delighted and entertained, and hungry, of course, for some great ribs and other festival foods!

Our Rotary Club has served Spruce Grove and the surrounding area for over 25 years, making it a better place to live, play, and work. The Grove Rotary Ribfest is a celebration of our community that we want everyone to feel welcome at.  First and foremost, we want you to enjoy yourselves, but we think it's important to know that your enjoyment will make the lives of others a lot better, too. We'll use the money raised by the event to fund our programs and causes in our community that help those in need, that provide amenities for Spruce Grove's citizens to enjoy, and to develop the leaders of tomorrow.

When you come to our festival this first year, you'll be building something great!

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WHEN

August 13-15

2021

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Where

Central Park

Spruce Grove, AB

EVENT SCHEDULE

Check back as we update the schedule often!
Date
EVent Name
Time (Start-End)
Location
Friday, August 13, 2021
Beer Gardens - (Last Call 9:00PM)
3:00 pm
-
10:00PM
Beer Garden
Friday, August 13, 2021
Opening Ceremonies
3:00 pm
-
3:30PM
Main Stage
Friday, August 13, 2021
Talent Show
4:00 pm
-
5:00PM
Main Stage
Friday, August 13, 2021
BMX Run
5:30 pm
-
7:30PM
Skate Park
Friday, August 13, 2021
Brasstactics - Live Music
8:00 pm
-
8:45 PM
Main Stage
Friday, August 13, 2021
Achilles Last Stand - Headliner - Live Music
9:00 pm
-
10:00PM
Main Stage
Friday, August 13, 2021
Nightly Closing
10:00 pm
-
10:00PM
Main Stage
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Show & Shine
10:00 am
-
4:00PM
Agrena South Parking Lot
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Saturday, Aug 14 – SGP – Carnival, Games, Reptile Show
11:00 am
-
5:00PM
Agrena Parking Lot
Saturday, August 14, 2021
SGPL – Family Fair/ Vendor Market
11:00 am
-
9:00PM
Agrena Parking Lot
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Beer Gardens (Last Call -9:00PM)
12:00 pm
-
10:00PM
Beer Garden
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Talent Show
1:00 pm
-
2:00PM
Main Stage
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Chubby Cree Performer (Drumming Trio)
1:00 pm
-
2:00PM
Agrena Parking Lot
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Talent Show
2:30 pm
-
3:30PM
Main Stage
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Talent Show
4:00 pm
-
5:00PM
Main Stage
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Skateboard Competition
5:30 pm
-
7:30PM
Skateboard Park
Saturday, August 14, 2021
FlatBroke - Live Music
8:00 pm
-
8:45PM
Main Stage
Saturday, August 14, 2021
My Dog Sam - Headliner - Live Music
9:00 pm
-
10:00PM
Main Stage
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Nightly Closing
10:00 pm
-
10:00PM
Main Stage
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Beer Gardens (Last Call - 8:00PM)
12:00 pm
-
8:00 PM
Beer Gardens
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Talent Show - Encore Performances
1:00 pm
-
2:30PM
Main Stage
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Scooter Competition
2:00 pm
-
4:00PM
Skateboard Park
Sunday, August 15, 2021
People's Choice Award
4:00 pm
-
4:30PM
Main Stage
Sunday, August 15, 2021
#SGRIBFEST Rib Judging Event
5:00 pm
-
5:30PM
Main Stage
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Closing Ceremonies
8:30 pm
-
9:00PM
Main Stage

Rotary Club
of Spruce Grove

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges in Spruce Grove and communities around the world.

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FAQ

You have questions. We have answers!

GENERAl

Q

WHAT ARE THE PROCEEDS OF #SGRIBFEST USED FOR?

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Grove Rotary Ribfest is a fundraising initiative of Rotary Club of Spruce Grove. Proceeds from the #SGRIBFEST festival are used to support both local and global programs and organizations that enhance communities. Rotary supportes education, provides clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, supports activities and training to improve maternal health and reduce mortality for children, supports training, education, and practices related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention, fights disease and supports investment in people and communities to grow local economies in poor and underserved areas. For more information or to make a donation, please visit our website.

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CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD/DRINKS OR ALCOHOL IN?

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Visitors are asked not to bring any outside food/beverages and NO outside alcohol is allowed on the Festival grounds.

Alcohol is available for purchase in the designated licensed service areas (beer garden and VIP section).

No alcohol is permitted outside these designated areas!

Backpacks and bags may be checked.

Please do not bring any glass bottles or glass containers.

Keep the Ribfest alive by purchasing your food and drink from festival vendors!

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WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

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Grove Rotary Ribfest runs

  • Friday, August 13 from 3 pm to 10 pm,
  • Saturday, August 14 from 10 am to 10 pm and
  • Sunday, August 15 from 10am to 9 pm.

Check out the full schedule of events by clicking "Event Details" in the site menu.

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CAN I VOTE FOR MY FAVORITE RIBS?

A

Yes! You be the judge! Vote for your favorite ribs by filling out the People’s Choice Ballot. Ballots and ballot box will be located at the Guest Services tent and announced on Sunday afternoon. We want to hear from you!

Q

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

A

Smoking and vaping will be permitted only in a designated area near the main island of washroom facilities.

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WHAT IF I BECOME SEPARATED FROM MY FAMILY?

A

If you should become separated from your child please report the incident to the nearest security personnel and/or the guest services tent. Found children will be brought to the guest services tent to wait for their parents.

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WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION AT RIBFEST?

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First aid services will be located in the Guest Services tent and will be staffed by certified first aid personnel. The festival site is in close proximity to Spruce Grove's emergency services facility.

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WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER?

A

Volunteering is a meaninful way to give back to our community and support Rotary Club of Spruce Grove as they fundraise to help other organization and programs locally and globally. Volunteering allows you to be part of a team, to learn and increase skills, build meaningful relationships, earn recognition and gain valuable experiences. Not to mention the free RIBS!!!!

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WHERE DO I PUT MY GARBAGE?

A

Help us our by putting your waste in the proper receptacles located throughout the grounds. We have asked all food vendors to use compostable dishes and utensils, so separate bottle recycling, compost, and garbage bins will be available.

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WILL THERE BE BATHROOMS?

A

On-site portable toilet facilities will be available, including wheelchair-accessible toilets for those with mobility issues. All facilities will be cleaned and maintained regularly.

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CAN WE BRING PETS?

A

In an effort to maintain a safe, clean, and fun-filled family event, the Grove Rotary Ribfest has a no pets policy.  Service animals are welcome but, sorry, no pets are allowed due to health regulations.

COVID-19

Q

IS THERE A COST TO GET A COVID-19 SHOT AT RIBFEST?

A

Nope. Completely free.

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IS IT SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE IF I HAVE BEEN DRINKING ALCOHOL?

A

Yes, but the clinicians from 19toZero need to gain your informed consent to give you a vaccine. On a case by case basis, nurses will determine if you are in a state to give that consent. Drink responsibly, vaccinate responsibly!

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WHAT BRANDS OF COVID-19 VACCINE ARE AVAILABLE AT RIBFEST?

A

Both mRNA vaccines approved for use in Canada, Moderna and Pfizer, will be available for first and second doses at Ribfest.

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CAN I REALLY GET A COVID-19 VACCINE ON-SITE?

A

Yes! We have partnered with 19ToZero, a coalition over 500 partner organizations dedicated to boosting your defence against COVID-19 and building confidence in vaccines. Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove believe in the power of vaccines to create a better world for everyone. We have been fighting polio since the 1980's. For us, it was a natural fit to bring a vaccination opportunity to this celebration.

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COVID SYMPTOMS

A

If you have any of these core symptoms, please do not attend the ribfest.

Stay home and limit contact with others until symptoms are gone. Testing is recommended.

  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • loss of taste or smel

Other symptoms

  • Stuffy nose
  • Painful swallowing
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Feeling unwell or fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
  • Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye

Q

HOW ARE YOU KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE FROM COVID-19?

A

The Grove Rotary Ribfest is operating according to all local and provincial public health regulations. As a strictly outdoor event in a community where full vaccination rates are relatively high and at a time when severe illness and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are very low, we feel that guests will be safe at this event. We encourage you to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the event, to respect each person's wishes about wearing masks and their desire to maintain physical distance, to practice good hygiene, and to stay home if you are symptomatic or have been a close contact with someone who is.

DIETary Restrictions

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WHAT OTHER KINDS OF FOODS ARE AVAILABLE?

A

Ribfest is more than just ribs… Click the "Food" link in the menu for an up-to-date listing of the food vendors on site.

Q

WHAT IF I AM ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS?

A

Due to a variety of menus being provided by different food vendors, we cannot guarantee the festival site to be peanut free. Be sure to bring your own epi-pen. There will also be first aid on site.

Parking

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WHERE IS HANDICAP PARKING OR DROP-OFF?

A

There are a few handicap parking stalls on site and a drop-off zone along Agrena Road. Vehicles displaying a parking placard for people with disabilities will be allowed on-site by traffic control volunteers at the site entrances on Fifth Avenue from the south (past the Spruce Grove Public Library) or King Street from the west. If your vehicle doesn't have a parking placard but you still have people who need to be dropped off on-site (e.g. families with children or people about to be families with children!), please discuss this with the traffic control volunteers.

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WHERE DO I PARK?

A

There is no general parking on site for guests at the event. VIP parking and parking for persons with disabilities IS available on site. General event parking is available at the Brookwood, Woodhaven, and Broxton School parking lots, only a short walk away.

Seating

Q

WILL THERE BE SEATING AVAILABLE?

A

Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on Central Park's grassy areas to view the main stage. Lounge and patio seating will be available in the VIP area. Chairs will be set up on the splash pad area in front of the main stage. Banquet seating will also available in the beer garden and general seating areas near the rib trucks and food trucks. 

Weather

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WHAT IF IT IS RAINING?

A

This is an outdoor festival, so we are open rain or shine!

But in the event of severe weather e.g. lightning, high winds, all activities will cease operations and the grounds will be evacuated until it is safe to resume. It's probably best to bring sunscreen and a poncho or umbrella.