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Ribfest 2013 at Zoo Miami

Ribfest 2013 at Zoo MiamiNovember 1 – 3, Zoo Miami, 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami

The racks are back as Ribfest returns to Zoo Miami for a weekend jam-packed with finger-licking barbecue and entertainment for the entire family. Seven of the finest ribbers in the nation will compete to be named “best of” in five categories: Ribs, Pork, Beer Brisket, Chicken and Sauce. Enjoy some of the country’s best BBQ, all day live rock and country music concerts by popular local bands – The Mojo Scoundrels, Havoc 305, The Click, The Vibe, Fire Brigade, Burnt Biscuit Band, Gypsy Road, Payback, and the Rodeo Clowns. Plus, there will be live remotes from Country music favorites Kiss Country with Darlene Evans on Saturday and Thunder Country with Dougie Hitchcock on Sunday; beer-inspired cooking demonstrations and pairings at the Chef’s Corner throughout the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday; home-grown Florida produce and products for sale at the Farmers Market; a Harley Davidson Jumpstart demonstration and motorcycle rally; Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR festivities; hay rides, arts & crafts vendors, themed photo opportunities and lots more. Ribfest hours are Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. (free admission and a free side with the purchase of a half-rack of ribs); Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is $10, Ribfest/Zoo Miami Combo $20 and VIP is $75, which includes general admission, VIP meal, 6 beers from an expanded craft/seasonal beer selection, an event koozie; access to shaded lounge area and comfort station restrooms.