Awake the Lakes - Ribfest

Thanks to Everyone who attended Ribfest 2018!

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Awake the Lakes - RibFest is always a fantastic event in Alexandria at Big Ole Park!

If you are interested in participating, let us know and get the registration form for Crafters and Home Based Business Vendors here: Vendor Agreement Form 2017

Have you thought about entering a rib cooking contest but are unsure of how to do it? Or don't have the capacity to cook a ton of ribs? Then listen up....we have started a '"Newbie" Division at Ribfest. We ask that you cook a 1 box of ribs (about 8 racks of ribs). During Ribfest you can chat with the seasoned cookers and maybe leave with a tip or two on the ins and out of cooking ribs. So grab your grill, your friends, or your friends grill, and see you at Ribfest! We are limiting this division to the first 6 paid registrants. The fee to enter in this division is $30.For more information please message us. Be sure to share this post! Thanks!

Cooker Registration Form from 2018:

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Ribfest 2015 in Alexandria MN
Ribfest 2015 in Alexandria MN

2015 Cooker Registration

By jeff | April 30, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 Cooker Registration

Ribfest 2015 Cooker Registration Form

Date set for 2015 Ribfest

By jeff | April 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Date set for 2015 Ribfest

The date for Awake the Lakes and Ribfest 2015 is Saturday, June 27 Join us for great food, live music, beer garden, and fire works!


By jeff | January 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Contention

Did I mention Contention will be on stage again!

Waterfight 2014

By jeff | June 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Waterfight 2014

A huge thank you to Bill Thoennes for arranging the water fight…what a fun thing to watch…and the giggling little kids on the side asking to be sprayed was so cute!!!!

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Ribfest 2015 in Alexandria MN
ribfest 2014