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Toledo Area's Dueling Rib-off Events

(my July 2008 comment)

The two area rib-offs occur on back-to-back weekends at the beginning of August. The old Northwest Ohio Rib-Off that was held in downtown Toledo is now located at the Lucas County Fairgrounds. I think this is the third summer for that rib-off to be held at the fairgrounds. A new downtown Toledo rib-off was created to replace the Northwest Ohio Rib-Off.

Downtown Toledo

The rib-off called Smoke on the Water Ribs for the Red Cross is this weekend, Aug 1-3 at Promenade Park.

Latest info :

Scheduled for August 1 through August 3, along the banks for the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, Smoke on the Water - Ribs for the Red Cross features some of the best local and national BBQ rib vendors along with top national entertainment. Admission is just $3; children 12 and under are free. Also, there is free admission on Friday until 5 p.m.

Confirmed vendors, and their hometown, include:

Big Moe's BBQ & Catering (Kalamazoo)
Black Kettle BBQ (Toledo)
Chicago Barbeque Co. (Burr, Ridge, Ill.)
Famous Dave's (Toledo)
Po Mo's (Toledo)
Sidelines Sports Eatery & Pub (Lambertville)
TJ's Catering (Toledo)
Tom's BBQ (Toledo)
Friday, August 1 - Country Day

11:30 to 1 p.m.: Johnny Rodriguez
5 to 6:15 p.m.: Bandera
6:30 to 8 p.m.: Haywire
8:30 to 10 p.m.: Country music star Julie Roberts

Saturday, August 2 - Rock Day

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Argyle Everything
3 to 4:15 p.m.: Resonant Soul
4:30 to 5:45 p.m.: NuTones
6 to 6:30 p.m.: Famous Dave's Pulled Pork Eating Championship
6:45 to 8 p.m.: We Are the Fury
8:30 to 10 p.m.: Alternative rockers Eve 6

Sunday, August 3 - Family Day

1 to 2:15: Old Dogs
2:30 to 4 p.m.: Polka Floyd
4:15 to 4:30: Golden Pig Award and People's Choice Awards announced
4:30 to 6 p.m.: Candice Coleman

Lucas County Fairgrounds

From doToledo.org about the Northwest Ohio Rib-off :

August 7, 2008 - August 10, 2008 on
Thursday 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Price: $7.00 General Admission in Advance $8.00 General Admission at the gate

Grab a napkin and head-on-down to the Lucas County Fairgrounds to enjoy the 25th annual Northwest Rib-Off.

Besides eating ribs, the Rib-Off offers children's activities and a slab of smokin' good entertainment, provided by a number of the area's best bands. Get ready to enjoy classic rock, the blues, some cool jazz and toe-tappin' country favorites.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at The Andersons locations or Ticketmaster. VIP seating for the concerts available for $25 in advance.

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