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 supports 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.
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!
Grove Rotary Ribfest runs
Check out the full schedule of events by clicking Event > Schedule in the site menu above.
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!
Smoking and vaping will be permitted only in a designated area near the main island of washroom facilities.
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.
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.
Volunteering is a meaningful 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 discount at the rib trucks and food trucks!!!!
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.
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.
Because Ribfest is in a public park, everyone is welcome, including your furry friends. Pet owners must follow all local bylaws and maintain careful control of their animals at all times. The event hosts reserve the right to ask for an animal to be removed from the site at their discretion.
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.
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.
Ribfest is more than just ribs… Click Event > Menu in the site navigation menu above for an up-to-date listing of the food vendors on site.
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.
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.
There is limited 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. For patrons who might find the walk a challenge but don't have a parking placard, we have a drop-off lane right near the action. You may unload your passengers and belongings, and return to one of the designated parking lots.
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. Much more banquet seating will be available for all ages in the licensed area in front of the main stage. Families can stick together and not miss any of the action!
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.