Friday , 9 June 2023


Get ready for a finger-lickin’, lip-smackin’ good time; Ribfest 2023 is coming to Cold Lake, July 7-9, 2023. As a Lakeland Connect Signature Event, Ribfest 2023 will attract thousands of people from around the Lakeland region.

Four nationally renowned BBQ masters will set up for three days at the Energy Centre and go for the honour of being the best BBQ in town by gaining customers’ votes.

It’s not just BBQ. We’re highlighting local businesses & organizations!


The event will feature a local vendors’ market, locally brewed beer gardens, a Kidz Zone, a car show, and local talent on our main stage.  Become a sponsor of Ribfest!

Lakeland Connect is committed to supporting local. We plan on using local non-profit organizations to help execute the event. These organizations will be paid via a donation to their group.

Become a Vendor!

We’re hosting a local vendors market thanks to Community Futures Lakeland.

Become an Entertainer!

Ready to show your art to a large group? We are calling on all talented individuals and groups to be a part of our main stage entertainment and/or crowd work.

Some types of artists needed include:

  • Singers/Bands/DJs
  • Dancers/Cheerleaders
  • Indigenous Dancers and/or Drummers
  • Clowns/Balloon Artists

Raise Funds for your Nonprofit!

We need your help! We are accepting applications from nonprofits to help at the event. Nonprofit groups will receive honorariums for their help.  Honourariums will be based on the number of workers and the number of hours provided.

Some types of jobs include:

  • On-going clean-up from the eating area
  • Garbage & recycling removal
  • Beer Gardens sales
  • Rib voucher sales
  • End of event clean-up