8/17/2014Salamanca Rockin’ Ribfest


2014 Rockin' RibFest in Salamanca, NYAugust 15 - 17, 2014
Veterans Memorial Park
Salamanca, NY 14779
Ribfest Hours:
            August 15 - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
            August 16 - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
            August 17 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The third annual Salamanca Rockin' Ribfest is back and saucier than ever, offering more for community members to enjoy all weekend long.  This year, not only will there be award-winning food vendors, free wine tasting, a Rockin' Ribs ‘n Rides Car Show, and live performances from top bands, but the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce is also collaborating with Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye to help raise awareness and donations to help fund research.   

One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the National Award-winning Ribbers--Sgt. Oink's BBQ Co., My Happy Place BBQ, and Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild Barbeque.  These award-winning rib vendors have garnered well over 300 awards across the country for their delectable ribs and chicken barbecue.  This year alone, they have won "Best Ribs" honors in Iowa, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and now they're bringing their award-winning ribs, chicken BBQ, pulled chicken and pork sandwiches to Salamanca, NY!  

After eating the most explosive, flavorful foods your taste buds have ever enjoyed, we invite you to join us for free wine tasting on Friday, August 15th from 5 -10 p.m., courtesy of The Winery of Ellicottville.  The Winery will also be offering a wide variety of wines for sale.  

The Ribfest Stage will have rockin' music for all to enjoy during the three days.  Setting the stage on Friday, Witch Hazel will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Porcelain Bus Drivers will perform from 7:30-10 p.m.  The Bob Hartle Band from 12-3 p.m., Screamin' Lou from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and Goodbye Dawn from 6-10 p.m. will rock the Ribfest on Saturday.  Oliverio from 1-3 p.m. and Kokomo Time Band from 4-6 p.m. will roll out the weekend on Sunday the 17th.  

Show off your most prized set of wheels in the Rockin' Ribs 'n Rides Car Show.  Cruise over to Ribfest on Saturday, August 16th and register from 9 a.m. until the car show begins at 1 p.m.  All makes and models are welcome.  "Best in Show" trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars.  Pre-registration is $8 or $10 on event day.  

In addition to all of the live entertainment, tasty food, and impressive arts and crafts vendors, Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye will hold its 4th annual 5K race/walk starting at Veterans Park on Saturday, August 16th.  Registration for the 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m.  $15 for adults; and $10 for kids ages 5-18 to sign up.  Pre-register by August 1st online at to be guaranteed a t-shirt!  Let's all kiss cancer goodbye and rock out cancer by attending this awesome event to help raise awareness, assist those fighting the battle, and fund life-saving research.    

This is one Ribfest you'll not want to miss!

 Download the 2014 Rockin' RibFest Flyer

Enchanted Mountains Logo

For more to do in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York visit

Member News