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Ribfest 2023 will be held June 10th.

Amateuer Rib Contest 2022 Winners:

1st- Kopetsky Ace

2nd- Bare Butt BBQ

People’s Choice- Uncle Sam’s Misguided Cooks


With last year being a huge success we are eager for the 2023 year!  We are proud to say the event will stay downtown Meridian District 3rd street again this summer with food and entertainment for the whole family! 

It is Yanktons first big event of the summer with something for everyone!

Ribfest will have a designated kids area with lots of activities including face painting, inflatables, & balloon animals.

Food vendors will be open from 11 am to 10 pm.

The amateur rib competitors will be providing samples for tase testing to vote for the People's Choice Awards. 

The free outdoor concert will start at 11 am.

The 2023 band line-up will be:
11am-2pm Ten Dollar Trio
2pm-5pm Rock Hardys
5pm-8pm Buckmiller Schwager Band
8pm-12 Wakefield

New This Year is the Devil Dogs Hot Rods & Hogs Car & Bike Show


9am-4pm located on Cedar St. between 4th & 2nd. 

Check in starts at 8am with the show starting at 11. To register call (605) 660-9133. Registration is limited 

Back Again This Year is a Cornhole Tournament

Sign up at Noon on the corner of Cedar and 3rd Street. $40 per team. Starts at 1pm. $1,000 for 1st place winner. Cornzilla will be starting at Noon - $5.00 per person. BAGS will be provided.

Tournament details under Event Info

A 4'x6' Mega Screen, sponsored by Mayer Signs, will be in operation for the entire event!

If you would like more information, call 605-260-2134 or email

The success of Yankton RibFest is due to the fact that people value community participation, family time and FUN!!! Yankton RibFest provides all three and more!!! We hope to see you all out there! 

It's still rock&Roll to me - Kings of Oblivion
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