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3rd Annual Wichita Ribfest Fires Up This Weekend

(Wichita, Kan.) – The third annual Wichita Ribfest, an SMG promoted event, kicks off this Friday and runs through Sunday. Wichita Ribfest is an outdoor festival featuring award-winning barbeque and music and is located just east of INTRUST Bank Arena in City Lot D.

Event admission is a one-time fee of $5 per person and includes entry for all three days of the festival, with children 5 and under admitted for free. Guests can enjoy $2 lunch admission Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., courtesy of Go Wichita. Admission will be free on Saturday to Brantley Gilbert ticket holders for the concert at INTRUST Bank Arena that night and military personnel with ID can enjoy buy one get one free admission. On Sunday, admission will be free to guests with a 2014 Riverfest button. Admission allows entrance into Wichita Ribfest and includes entertainment and several other activities. Ribs, barbeque and other food items and beverages are available for purchase. Some activities will require an additional fee. Hours for the event are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.

Other aspects of the event include a beer garden, a kid’s play-area, Pepsi Sports Zone, local vendors and more. Media sponsors for the event include Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Journal Broadcast Group, Connoisseur Media, KSN, Atomic Enterprises and the Wichita Eagle. Other festival sponsors include Printing Inc., Hyatt Regency Wichita, Cox Business, ServiceMaster, Kansas Golf & Turf, House of Schwan, Cessna, Whole Foods Market, Sam’s Club and All Things Barbecue.

Ribfest Cookers:
Howling Coyote
Porky Chicks BBQ
Hickory Road BBQ
Cowboy's Barbecue & Rib Co.

Main Stage Entertainment Lineup:
Friday - Sponsored by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tornado Rose
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Outlaws Inc
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Blue Eyed Soul
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Haywired
9:00 p.m. - Craig Campbell

Saturday - Sponsored by Journal Broadcast Group
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Rain
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Timmy Jonas & the Whiskey Militia
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Let it Ride Tour Pre-Party with Brian Davis
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Rock Garden
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Paramount

Sunday - Sponsored by Connoisseur Media
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Uche & The Crash
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Dueling Pianos
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - School of Rock

Kid’s Zone Hours:
Friday, May 16: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For additional information on Wichita Ribfest including entertainment and full activity schedules, visit Stay connected with the festival on social media through Facebook or Twitter.


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