Summertime in Orangeville just wouldn’t be the same without the Orangeville Rotary Club’s annual Ribfest. This highly successful three day event attracts large crowds who enjoy feasting on six choices of ribs and a vast selection of other food items from the many vendors who are on site.
Live music is featured on the mainstage during all three days of the festival. The very impressive list of musicians included Stephen’s Garage, Delaney, Wasted Measurers, Jay Kipps Band, Chadley Chase, Dufferin County Line, Old School, Larry Kurtz and the Camp Fire Poets.
On Saturday the added attraction was the Classic Auto Show with prizes being awarded for the best vintage cars. Saturday was a bright and sunny day which drew a lot of vintage car owners to showcase their vehicles.
Throughout the day on Sunday the CanaDogs demonstrated their talents. The PC Superdogs were involved in numerous tricks and races which provided excellent entertainment for the young and old.
The members of the Orangeville Rotary Club deserve a tremendous amount of thanks for their time and effort in making this event possible. Immediate Past President Fred Murphy explained that long hours of preparation and setup occur days before the gate opens up at 4:00 pm on Friday. Fred did state that although it is taxing in terms of effort, Ribfest does provide the Rotarians with a lot of revenue to reinvest into Orangeville.
I did have a busy weekend taking photos at Ribfest but I did manage to participate in the annual Stickman Invitational Golf Tournament on Saturday. This event has now raised over $50000 to help support our local youth who require financial assistance to participate in sports.