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Kalamazoo Ribfest Tickets

Ribfest hours:
Thursday 11 am – 11:30 pm
Friday 11 am – 12:30 am
Saturday 11 am – 12:30 am

Entry into Ribfest:
Free every day before 4 pm
$10 every day after 4 pm
Children 12 and under (with an adult) are always free of charge

VIP Tickets ($40 for Friday or Saturday night):
Access to VIP entry gate with no waiting
Access to the VIP tent which includes premier section close to the stage, access to VIP beer line, and private porta-johns

Tickets for “Best Ribs in Kalamazoo” Tent ($25 for Thursday night):
NEW THIS YEAR! “Best Ribs in Kalamazoo” tent on Thursday night featuring Kalamazoo’s best local rib vendors. Purchase the “Best Ribs in Kalamazoo” ticket for Thursday night and you’ll have admission to the festival as well as entry to the special tent where you’ll receive sampling tickets to try from all the local rib vendors featured there. Tickets are just $25 and include 10 sampling tickets for the local rib vendors, and you can then submit your vote for your favorite to win “Best Ribs in Kalamazoo”. Hurry! Tickets are limited to the first 200!

-After 7 pm, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
-Must be 21 years of age and provide valid picture ID for the purchase of alcoholic beverages
-Shoes and shirt must be worn on site
-Pets are prohibited
-No coolers or beverages can be brought into the festival site; lawn chairs are permitted
-Smoking in designated areas only to comply with the Michigan No Smoking Ban
-No re-entry after 4 pm
-No refunds or exchanges

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