(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.