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Ribfest Opens Wednesday

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North Fargo is smelling more like BBQ this morning, as the 2013 Happy Harry's Ribfest kicks off.

This year seven rib cookers from all over the country have made their way to Fargo. Including last years winner for "best ribs," Johnson's Barbeque from Chesapeake, VA. Competing along side them will be: 

Cowboys Barbeque and Rib Co. from Weatherford, TX, Just North of Memphis National BBQ Team, from Annandale, MN, Aussom Aussie's BBQ, from Pittsburgh, PA, Porky n Beans, from Port St. Lucie, FL, Rasta Joe's BBQ, from Plymouth, IN, and Desperado's BBQ and Ribs, from Hinckley, OH.  

Event info from the Fargodome:

June 5th-8th from 11am – 11pm (Wed – Sat) (Rain or Shine)

Wednesday-Friday 11am-4pm FREE

Wednesday-Friday 4pm - 11pm $5.00 ($3 with coupon)

Saturday 11am - 2pm FREE

Saturday 2pm - 11pm $5.00 ($3 with coupon)

(FREE for Kids 12 and under)

Pick up your DISCOUNT COUPONS at the following locations: Happy Harry's, Tesoro Convenience Stores, Fargo Tire, Farnam's Napa Auto Parts Stores, Cold Stone Creamery, Radisson Hotel, Luther Family Ford and Hot Springs Spas.

Lip Smackin' Lunch Special - "You buy the meat, the sides are our treat"

Wednesday-Friday 11am - 1pm

FREE Parking

FREE Gate Admission

FREE Premium gift to the first 100 people each day

Saturday 11am - 2pm, FREE Parking, FREE Gate Admission

Penny & Pals performing at 11:45 & 1:00

A Touch of Magic Presents… "Becca & Oscar's Big Break" 11:15 & 12:30

Great Door Prizes

Face Painting – by Piles of Smiles, Area Mascots & Touch-A-Truck

Coloring Contest by Rehab Authority

RibFest Stage Presents: (all times are approximate)

Wednesday, June 5th 7:00pm Pop Rocks

9:00pm Sugar Ray

Thursday, June 6th 7:00pm Carmen The Cactus

9:00pm Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Friday, June 7th 7:00pm Front Fenders

9:00pm Blue Oyster Cult

Saturday, June 8th 7:00pm Boomtown

9:00pm Gloriana

Entertainment is included in the price of gate admission. Bleachers, picnic tables, etc.

Games Galore – Inflatable Rides 11am-11pm daily

Wristbands: $12 Wednesday-Friday 1pm-11pm

Saturday 2pm-11pm

$8 Wednesday-Friday 11am-1pm

Saturday 11am-2pm

Mechanical Bull: $5 per ride all the time

Children under 5: $6 all the time

Food Vendors accept Cash only, two ATMs on site: 1 in the ticket shack (South Gate), 1 in the trailer by large food tent (NorthSide) and 1 in the Fargodome lobby.

Food Available:

Rib Booths – variety of BBQ meats, sandwiches & side dishes.

Other "Fair Foods" – ice cream, funnel cakes, cheese curds, onion blossoms, spiral spuds, corn-on-thecob,

Beverages – soda, lemonade, beer and wine coolersParking:

$3 for parking after 4PM Wed-Fri and after 2PM Sat

No parking charge during Lip Smackin' Lunch Specials, Riblet FestMiscellaneous:

Judging Awards Ceremony is Saturday at 5:30pm


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