The location has been chosen for Lloydminster’s first annual Ribfest event.
Meat lovers will be able to pick up plates full of tasty southern eats from the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association grounds.
“The Ex has by far the largest parking lot in this area that is paved or partially paved. It just gives us the flexibility to configure the ribber trucks, where they need to be and to allow all kinds of space so that there’s no major traffic back ups on any of the streets,” said Border City Connects Executive Director Glenn Fagnan.
Ribfest and Border City Connects will also be partnering with the Lloyd Ex on some of the aspects of the event.
“They’re a great partner to be with. They have got lots of experience and certainly lots of resources that we can utilize,” said Fagnan.
According to Fagnan, city locations were not a considerable option because they are not open to any kind of event yet.
The drive through event is approved by Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and will have COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions set in place.
“There’s gonna be a main entrance with two lane car lanes to each rib truck. Each rib truck will have an order table 15 feet away from the rig where people will say, ‘Okay I want a tree hugger combo’ which is the full rack and chicken. They’ll get that combo within 15 seconds, 30 seconds hopefully and drive through past the rig and exit out,” Andrew Reinhardt Director of Operations of Ribfest mentioned in a previous interview.
“At the end of the day, Lloyd Ex was one of our first choices and it turned out to be the best choice that we had and it will be the best choice. We’re hoping that this will be the first year of many,” said Fagnan.
The ribbers who compete consider themselves the top Pit Masters in Canada.
Rib Teams Participating:
- Billy’s BBQ from Michigan
- Pistol Pete’s from Oklahoma City
- Camp 31 from Alabama
- Buckeye BBQ from Ohio
Border City residents can attend the event from August 21-23.