It’s almost time for the annual Ribfest & Wings here in Gatlinburg! Imagine a street festival with live music, the smell and taste of ribs barbecuing, surrounded by tons of people having a great time! I can’t wait!
This year Ribfest will be on the Main Parkway here in Gatlinburg, making for a fabulous street party. The event will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 5-8pm. Wander around and enjoy the atmosphere and music for free, or get an arm band ($12 this year) to experience unlimited taste testing of all the great ribs!
There will be a Hot Wings Eating Contest and an Ice Cream Eating Contest as well as the main event, the competition to make the best ribs and wings. This will be judged in 7 categories, but the most coveted award is the People’s Choice Award. A portion of the proceeds from the armband will go to benefit the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association’s educational scholarship fund.
“Last year’s vendors included Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Calhoun’s Restaurant, Corky’s BBQ, Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Bar, Gatlinburg Elks Lodge #1925, Gatlinburg Fire Department, Gatlinburg Police Department, Pucker’s Sports Bar & Grill, Smoky Mountain Brewery, TGI Friday’s, and Wings & Things Café.”
So come on out and enjoy the fun!