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Ribfest Updates Security and Bag Policy

ribfest crowd aAs part of the Security Guidelines for Ribfest, the list of items that are permitted inside has changed. Only bags that comply with standards of 16″ x 16″ x 8″ will be admitted. Guests will be asked to return all restricted items back to their vehicle. Guests who are caught in the festival site with a restricted item(s) will have the object confiscated and may be subject to ejection.

Our security team reserves the right to search any and all bags before granting access into Ribfest. We appreciate your cooperation, please review the following guidelines before coming to Ribfest:

Permitted Items:

  • bags smaller than 16″ x 16″ x 8″ (including soft sided coolers, backpacks and diaper bags, bags cannot have a rigid interior or exterior frame)
  • binoculars
  • blankets
  • cameras still and video ( tri-, uni-, or mono- pods are prohibited)
  • drink boxes, if you have children in your party or for medical needs
  • headphones
  • plastic baby bottles if you have a child in your party
  • lawn chairs
  • strollers
  • umbrellas (large golf umbrellas and umbrellas with metal tips are strongly discouraged)
  • tablets

Prohibited Items:

  • aerosol cans (hairspray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
  • animals (except certified service animals or service animals in training)
  • bags larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″
  • beach balls or other inflatable items
  • beverages (except juice boxes with children in your party, or for medical needs)
  • bottles (glass or plastic)
  • brooms
  • fireworks, firearms or other weapons
  • fishing nets or poles
  • framed backpacks
  • frisbees
  • hard sided coolers
  • knives (any size)
  • laser devices/pointers
  • liquid containers (glass or plastic)
  • markers, paint
  • noisemaking devices: air horns, bullhorns, thundersticks, cowbells, bells, horns, kazoos, whistles, and other noisemakers
  • objects that can be used as missiles or projectiles: sticks, bats, clubs, frisbees, beachballs
  • obscene or indecent clothing
  • selfie sticks
  • skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, hover boards, Segways, wheeled, motorized or powered scooters, bikes or similar devices
  • squirt guns including super soakers
  • sticks, including signs attached to sticks
  • toy guns or knives
  • unmanned aerial vehicles/drones

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