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Ribfest Langley in 2022

Langley Ribfest Rib Vendor Crowds

Ribfest Langley is a free family-friendly Metro Vancouver festival that’s hosted by area Rotary clubs. It features live music, BBQ ribs and craft beer.

In 2022 the event happens at Langley‘s McLeod Athletic Park on the weekend of August 12th to 14th. It’s a fundraising event, and a delicious one at that!

For the festival’s official website visit ribfestlangley.com. For a video showing what the event looks like click Langley Ribfest Video.


2022 Ribfest Langley


This article contains the following information:

Where & When | What to Expect | Event Schedule | Prizes to Win | Tips & Advice | Langley Ribfest Video | About Langley Rotary Clubs | Other Information

Click on any of the above links to jump to a specific topic, or continue reading to learn all about Langley Ribfest .


Smoke and Bones BBQ Cook


Langley’s Rotary Ribfest

Celebrating its third year in 2022, Ribfest Langley is a fabulous community event. It’s family friendly and admission is free (or by donation). You just have to pay for whatever you eat and drink.

The first edition of the festival took place in 2018 and it happened again the following year. The event took a couple years off due to COVID-19, but it’s back again in 2022.

At the event there are BBQ-ed rib and other food vendors, family-friendly activities and live entertainment. In addition to lots of barbecued meat options, there are also vegan and vegetarian options as well.

This is not the first barbecued rib-themed event run by Lower Mainland Rotary clubs to raise money for their charitable work. Port Moody Ribfest, for example, has been taking place earlier in the summer at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park since 2015.

If you have never been to a ribfest event, and you like ribs and other barbecued food, you should go! The events are a lot of fun, and the food is delicious!


For the most up-to-date information about the event visit the official Ribfest Langley website.


Where and When

The same as in previous years, in 2022 Ribfest Langley takes place at McLeod Athletic Park which is located at 5687 Johnston Townline Road (by 56th Avenue and 216th Street). The park is just north of the Langley Airport and Canadian Museum of Flight.

The event happens on August 12th, 13th and 14th in 2022. Its hours of operation are from 11:00 am until sundown on each of the three days. On the Friday and Saturday things run until 9:00 pm. On the Sunday the festival ends an hour earlier (at 8:00 pm). Admission to the event is by donation.


Ribfest Langely at McLeod Athletic Park
The entrance to Ribfest at McLeod Athletic Park


What to Expect

At Ribfest Langley there are, of course, vendors selling both pork and beef barbecued ribs. Participants in 2022 include Boss Hogs and Gator BBQ (both from Ontario), Guerilla Q BBQ (from Chilliwack), Prairie Smoke & Spice (from Saskatchewan) and Smoke Dem Bones (from Penticton).

In addition to barbecued ribs, other foods typically for sale include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, as well as fried potatoes, mini doughnuts, ice cream, corn on the cob and berry pies.

From the BBQ vendors you can expect pork ribs, beef ribs, pulled pork, beans and barbecued chicken. You can also expect to be entertained by the cooks while they do their grilling!

Also at the event you can expect to see hundreds if not thousands of people with their families. There are also live bands and dance groups performing most of the day, and children having fun in the KidZone.

In the KidZone there are bouncy castles, human foosball, mini-golf, crafts, a face painting station and various other fun things to do. In 2022 there is also a colouring contest where the winners are announced on the Sunday at 6:15 pm.

Food and beverages at Ribfest Langley cost money. Admission to the venue, kids’ activities and the live entertainment, however, are all free (although donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated).


For the most up-to-date information about the event visit the official Ribfest Langley website.


Mexican Dancers on Ribfest Langley Stage
Mexico Vivo at Ribfest Langley


Schedule & Entertainment Lineup

Performers in 2022 include the Ten Souljers Band on the Friday, West Coast Chicago on the Saturday and Big City Soul on the Sunday. Below is the schedule of events for 2022.

(Note: Times and other details are subject to change.)


Friday, August 12th (2022)

  • 12:45 pm – Mexico Vivo Dance Group
  • 1:30 pm – Black Eye Susan Band
  • 2:30 pm – Peter Tam
  • 3:30 pm – The Groove Band
  • 4:45 pm – Rumba 7
  • 5:45 pm – Byrd Dawg
  • 7:30 pm – Ten Souljers Band


Saturday, August 13th (2022)

  • 12:00 pmThe Maybelles
  • 1:00 pm – Grupo America Dancers
  • 2:15 pm – Fleetwood Magic
  • 3:30 pm – Inglewood Band
  • 4:30 pmLinda Ronstadt (Tribute Band)
  • 5:45 pm – Barracuda (Heart Tribute Band)
  • 7:30 pm – West Coast Chicago


Sunday, August 14th (2022)

  • 12:15 pmWild Moccasin Dancers
  • 1:00 pm – Ribfest Awards
  • 2:15 pm – Cruise Control Band
  • 3:30 pm – Roots Peruvian Folk Dancers
  • 4:15 pm – Big Shiny (Rock of the 80s)
  • 5:15 pmBrazilian Swag
  • 6:30 pm – Big City Soul


For even more details about the event visit the official Ribfest Langley website.


Ways to Win!

In addition to the great food and entertainment, there are prizes to be won at Langley Ribfest. Kids can enter the colouring contest and adults can enter a 50/50 draw. There are also prizes for people who pre-register for the event.

The deadline to enter the 50/50 draw in 2022 is at midnight on Sunday, August 14th. The draw date is the following Friday, on August 19th, at 12:00 pm. Single tickets cost $20, 3-ticket packs cost $50 and 8-ticket packs cost $100. The prize is 50% of the proceeds which can be up to $400,000 (with half going to the winner and the other half benefiting Rotary’s various charitable and worthwhile causes).

To enter the 50/50 and for full details about the draw, click 2022 Ribfest 50/50 Lottery.

In addition to the children’s colouring contest and 50/50 draw for adults, people who pre-register for the event (or sign up for their newsletter actually) have the chance to win one of two fabulous prize packages. The prize packs include two vouchers for each of the following:

  • A half rack rib dinner with sides.
  • Choice of a baked potato or corn on the cob.
  • A Krause pie.
  • An “adult” beverage.

Prizes for people signing up for the newsletter are drawn on Thursday, August 11th, at noon. The lucky winners will be notified by e-mail. To learn more about how to win, click Pre-Register for Langley Ribfest.


Ribfest Langley BBQ Rib Vendors
Rib vendors at McLeod Athletic Park


Ribfest Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to Ribfest Langley.

TIP #1: Take cash. Credit cards can be used at the Beer Garden and some of the other venues, but some rib vendors can only accept cash. There are ATM cash machines on site, although service fees will apply.

TIP #2: Parking is available via 56th Avenue. There are signs and parking attendants giving directions. People with handicapped parking passes should access the venue via 216th.

TIP #3: Invite your friends and carpool if you can.

TIP #4: Donate generously. It’s for a great cause and donations can be made on site by cash, debit or credit card.

TIP #5: The ribs and BBQ sauces from Prairie Smoke and Gator BBQ are apparently gluten free (or at least they were a few years ago). One or two of the others might be too. Ask though before ordering.


Langley Ribfest Video

To get a good idea of what Langley Ribfest is all about, check out the video below. It shows scenes of the event from a few years ago. As you’ll see there are a number of rib vendors to choose from. There are also charismatic and entertaining cooks and great live entertainment.



About the Rotary Clubs of Langley

Ribfest Langley is hosted by four different Langley-based Rotary Clubs. They are the Rotary Clubs of Aldergrove, Langley, Langley Central and Langley Sunrise. If you ever want to attend one of their meetings, or might be interested in joining a club, give them a call.

Rotary Clubs are service clubs made up primarily of business people and professionals. Some members are currently employed or run their own businesses. Others are retired. To join a Rotary Club you have to like being around a group of great people who like volunteering and serving their community. All are welcome!

There are Rotary Clubs all over the Lower Mainland and throughout the world. Most clubs have meetings once a week, often with a guest speaker. Rotary International is a tremendous organization and its clubs do amazing things!

100% of the net proceeds from Langley Ribfest benefit local charities and community organizations as well as Rotary service projects both in Canada and around the world.


2022 Ribfest Langley


Other Information

For more information about the event see the Ribfest Langley website.

To learn about the community and surrounding area, click Langley or Fraser Valley.

For details about the Lower Mainland’s other major BBQ-ed rib event, click Port Moody Ribfest. Other events hosted by Rotary Clubs elsewhere in Metro Vancouver include North Vancouver’s Canada Day Celebrations, West Van’s Rotary Ride for Rescue and the White Rock Polar Plunge, as well as many others.

For a list of other events taking place at various times of the year, check out Vancouver’s August Calendar or click Festivals & Events.