Ribfest features mouth watering ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and an array of side dishes and desserts from both local and national BBQ vendors.


For our gluten free friends, good news! Although some of the rib vendors may use sauces on their ribs, they've let us know that they are made gluten free.


The 2016 Rib Vendors include:

Big Moe's BBQ -Kalamazoo, MI


Cowboy's BBQ -Weatherford, TX


Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co. Hinckley, OH

Bomba's BBQ

Kalamazoo, MI

Winners of the 2015 Best Ribs in Kalamazoo Contest

Howling Coyote BBQ Company - Chicago, IL


Johnson's BBQ -Chesapeake, VA


Park Street Market -Kalamazoo, MI


Porky 'N' Beans -Strongsville, OH


Additional Food Vendors:

  • Ibison Concessions
  • Mangia Mangia
  • Maui Wowie Smoothies
  • Not Just an Almond

Best Ribs in Kalamazoo Tent vendors (Thursday night only):


Bomba's BBQ
Smoked Down BBQ
Lazy Man Bar-B-Que
Bucky's Cafe
Arcadia Brewing Company
Ol' Moose BBQ
Harris and Harris Catering
J'Harvey's BBQ
Salt-N-Pepper Catering
Virgil's BBQ