St Catharines holding drive-thru Rib Fest at Pen Centre this weekend


Published July 28, 2021 at 6:15 pm


As comedian Jerry Seinfeld once noted, being in your car is a contradictory experience. You are outdoors, yet also inside. You are moving, yet sitting still.

St Catharines residents (and those nearby) can test that theory and also pick up some ribs at this weekend’s St Catharines Rotary RibFest, being held at the Pen Centre July 31 to August 2.

Noted St Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik, “Unfortunately, we can’t get together at Montebello to roll up our sleeves, dig in to the saucy goodness, have some drinks and listen to great entertainment, (However) you can get in your car and drive to the Pen Centre.”

The drive-thru RibFest will run 11 am to 8pm on July 31 and August 1 while Civic Holiday Monday (August 2) will see 11 am to 6 pm hours.

This year’s ribs will be served up by Camp 31 BBQ, Billy Bones BBQ Canada and Uncle Sam’s BBQ.

And while it might not be the same as a traditional RibFest, Sendzik said residents should get their goodies and create their own. “Bring the ribs home, get together with friends out back and turn on the music,” he noted.

Sendzik added thanks to the “Rotarians for all your work, the Pen Centre for hosting and all sponsors (of the event).”

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