The Highland Rotary Club & Hannaford
The 10th Annual

BBQ, Bands & More

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

August 15, 16 & 17, 2014


Country Kickoff Concert

Concert details are being updated. Check back soon!

Visit the Concert Site

$5 Admission

Included in your entry fee is parking, musical entertainment, entry to the contest areas and free re-entry. Children under 12 are free. The Ribfest is open 11 am – 10 pm on Saturday and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday. No pets are permitted on the fairgrounds. For more information call the number below.

Information: (845) 306-4381

BBQ Contest

Barbecue is growing in the Northeast. The proof is in the numbers. More teams are competing and festival attendance grows every year. Last year 50 teams fired up their cookers and the crowd grew to over 16,000. This year’s goal is for 50 teams to pit their barbecue skills against some sharp competition for bragging rights and a portion of the prize money. Limiting to 50 teams will mean a better contest atmosphere so we can take care of contestants. Our event is a NY State Championship. For detailed information download both the Contest Application and the Cooks Info Sheet.

More BBQ Contest Information


The Hudson Valley Ribfest is held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY. The fairgrounds are located on Libertyville Road, just 2 miles from the heart of New Paltz, 70 miles north of New York City (exit 18) off the NYS Thruway.

Local Transportation

Nearby Attractions

For local Hotels, Restaurants and other attractions, please visit the local Chamber of Commerce and Tourism sites.


2014 Presenting Sponsor

Hannaford Supermarkets is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2014 Hudson Valley Ribfest. At Hannaford’s you can expect the best produce, meat/deli products, prices, values and customer service.

Each year Hannaford gives more than $4 million in charitable donations and sponsorships – funds that go directly to programs that help families and children – and donates more than 8 million pounds of groceries to hunger-relief programs.

Additional support from

  • Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing
  • Times Herald Record
  • Rocking Horse Ranch
  • Rohde, Soyka & Andrews
  • Troy’s Auto Body
  • Dedrick’s Pharmacy & Gifts
  • Torsone Funeral Home
  • Wilklow Orchards
  • Sal’s Place
  • New Windsor Family Medicine