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Chilliwack Ribfest at Vedder Park

Guerilla Q Food Truck

Chilliwack Ribfest is a new Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival event in July. It features delicious ribs, live entertainment, a beer garden and more.

The event took place at Vedder Park in Chilliwack on the weekend of July 28th to 30th in 2023. The dates for the second annual event in 2024 are still to be confirmed.

There are three main Ribfest events in the Lower Mainland and the Chilliwack one is the newest. Another one is Port Moody Ribfest which takes place at Rocky Point Park in mid-July. Another one is Ribfest Langley which, in 2023, happened at McLeod Athletic Park on August 18th to 20th. All three are run by local Rotary Clubs and raise money for charitable projects. They are all lots of fun, family-friendly and include both live entertainment and adult refreshments.

The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival hosts a number of food truck-related events in the Lower Mainland. The organization is helping the local Rotary Club run Chilliwack Ribfest.

To learn more about the event in Chilliwack at the end of July, either continue reading or click Chilliwack RibFest.


Chilliwack Ribfest in 2023

The first ever Chilliwack Ribfest event happened in the summer of 2023. It’s a new annual event presented by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival and Rotary Club of Chilliwack.

Chilliwack Ribfest is a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. The main area of the event is where you’ll find vendors selling barbequed ribs. There are other food trucks on-site selling snacks, lunch and dinner items as well. In addition to a variety of tasty foods, Chilliwack Ribfest also features a stage with live entertainment and a beer garden for adults.


Hours and Location

In 2023 the inaugural Chilliwack Ribfest event ran from Friday, July 28th, until Sunday, July 30th. Hours on the Friday were from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On the Saturday the event took place from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm, and on the Sunday it was on from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.

The festival happens at Vedder Park at 45450 Petawawa Road in Chilliwack. The park is on the Chilliwack River in the southern region of the community, about 10 minutes by car from Cultus Lake Provincial Park.


Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals


Ticket Information

Admission to Chilliwack Ribfest is by donation. Tickets are available online and the suggestion donation per person is $10. You can also just show up and donate at the gate. Some of the proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack which does great work in both the local community and around the world. Be generous and enjoy all the festival has to offer!


For tickets and full details about the event, see the official Chilliwack RibFest website.


Vendor Lineup

Featured rib vendors at the 2023 festival were listed below.

  • Boss Hogs
  • Gator BBQ
  • Guerilla Q
  • Prairie Smoke
  • Smoke Dem Bones

Other food available on-site includes hot dogs and donairs. There’s also popcorn, ice cream, corn on the cob and more for sale.


Langley Ribfest


Entertainment Schedule

Chilliwack Ribfest features all sorts of live entertainment. DJs, musicians and singers all hit the stage throughout the weekend. The entertainment schedule for the 2023 festival is below. Exact details, however, were subject to change.


Friday, July 28th

  • 4:00 pm – Jada Mackenzie Moore
  • 5:30 pm – DJ Tony
  • 7:00 pm – Whiskey Blind


Saturday, July 29th

  • 11:00 am – DJ Tony
  • 1:30 pm – The Limit
  • 2:30 pm – DJ Tony
  • 3:30 pm – The Limit
  • 4:30 pm – DJ Tony
  • 6:00 pm – Duane Watson Band


Sunday, July 30th

  • 11:00 am – Dani Black
  • 12:30 pm – DJ Tony
  • 1:30 pm – Steve Marriott
  • 3:00 pm – DJ Tony
  • 5:00 pm – Whiskey Blind


Ribfest BBQ Vendors
Port Moody Ribfest


Other Events in Chilliwack

Chilliwack is full of amazing places. There is a lot of farmland in the region, and beautiful parks, but also interesting shops, restaurants and a museum in town. Chilliwack also hosts a number of terrific events throughout the year. Other great events to consider attending this summer and fall include the following:


Fantasy Farms at Halloween


Other events to check out in the summer in the Fraser Valley include the following (both of which take place in Abbotsford):


Symphony in the Park


Chilliwack Attractions

Places of interest to check out when you’re in Chilliwack are listed below. Also, while in the area, be sure to pick up some fresh Fraser Valley corn and other farm produce. Also, gas is usually about 10 cents or so cheaper than in Metro Vancouver, so don’t forget to fill up too!




Other Information

For more information about the barbeque-themed event in July, visit the Chilliwack Ribfest website.

To learn more about other similar food truck-themed events, see our article about the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival.

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