Madison Ribberfest

Annual BBQ contest & Live Blues Concert

BBQ Contest | Riverboat Cruise | Live! Blues Music | Schedule | TICKETS
Directions | Weather | Map | Parking | Pigmania | 5K Run | Child Care | Security



to the annual BBQ spice & cooking contest, held this year August 18-19, 2017. Teams compete in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket, Barbeque Sauce, Anything Butt, and Desserts.

This is some of Madison’s best outdoor, family safe, food, live music, fun & entertainment, and even river boat rides!

For ticket holders
Gates Open & Close
5 pm - 11pm
Saturday 11 am -11pm


Friday Aug 6th 5pm, pm, 9pm, 1pm
Saturday Aug 17th 1pm, pm, 5pm, pm, 9pm, 1pm

Ohio Riverboat Cruise

2017 Ribberfest wristband wearers ride for $10 each.

Public pays $15 each (13 & older), $3 for children age 4-12, FREE for those under 3 years of age when riding with an adult. Buy a ticket over the phone and get a $5 rebate at the Boat Ride Will Call next to the West Street gate on Vaughn Dr, see map. No refunds. Note: $1 fee for buying tickets in advance. To reserve a particular cruise
call (812) 265-2956
or (800) 559-2956.


You should have been right here

Live Blues Music


Throughout the
into the night.


Bands & musicians change throughout the day.



Price includes two-day wrist bands (2 day pass) at $20 each. Buy between June 1st and August 1st, and receive $10 in food coupons at the gate. To obtain a pass in advance, purchase at Visitor’s Center, Craig Toyota, Koehler Tire or buy online. Tickets are $20 each, even if you buy on the second day. So plan ahead. Children 12 & under are FREE with a paid adult.






BBQ Cook-Off!

They're anticipating about 40 competing BBQ teams.



Click the picture to learn more about Southern City Flavors.



5k Ribber Run/Walk

6 AM Registration
8 AM Run/walk begins.

Running is a spectator sport for me...I mostly walk...



Weather Report for August 16th
& 17th 2013

Friday Aug 16 High 80 oF
Mostly Sunny Low 63 oF
  Chance of rain 0%
  Wind NE at 6 mph
Saturday Aug 17 High 81 oF
Partly Cloudy Low 64 oF
  Chance of rain 20 %
  Wind E at 5 mph



Child Care at the
"Piglet Pen"


See Rules below.



And you thought
you had toys?




Piglet Pen Rules


All children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
No child will be allowed to leave otherwise.

You must have a working cell phone number so they can contact you immediately if needed.

Parents must stay with children under 10 years of age.

Prices: $6 per child.
Family rate: or $5 each for two, $4 each for 3 or more from same household.
Weekend Pass: allows access for all 3 sessions for $15.

* Note: rules & prices are subject to change.

Friday 6pm-10pm
Saturday 12noon-4pm



The gates for the event spans along Vaughn Drive and the Ohio River front from West Street to Mulberry Street. You’ll need tickets or wrist band pass to access this gated region. See the map below. Note: Handicap parking at the corner of West St & First St.

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