The Burlington Ribfest has fallen victim to the COVID crisis which had already forced cancellation of the Sound of Music Festival. In a release Ribfest organizers wrote, “we continue to face uncertainty as to what the coming summer months will bring in terms of access to parks,facilities or whether we will experience relaxed or further enhanced public safety protocols. It has become increasingly clear that large scale public events in 2020 will be impossible and impractical to take place.
With that in mind it is with deep regret that the unfortunate decision has been made to cancel Canada’s Largest Ribfest for 2020.
This comes as a huge disappointment to everyone involved, those who have already spent countless hours working towards this year’s event, our club members, the hundreds of volunteers, vendors, partners and especially the Ribbers, Bands and the Charities we support as a result of the event. While we know it is impossible to replace and replicate an event that over the course of 25 years has become a local
end of summer tradition and has raised nearly $4.5 million for local and international charities, work has already begun on organizing other new and exciting fundraising initiatives to help us support those most in need.”