The Highland Rotary Club & Hannaford
The 11th Annual

BBQ, Bands & More

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

August 14, 15 & 16, 2015


Day (Rain or Shine) $5 Presale or $7 at the Gate or 3-Day Pass $10 Presale or $15 at the Gate


Included in your entry fee is parking, musical entertainment, entry to the contest areas and free same day re-entry. Children under 12 are free. The Ribfest is open 5 pm – 10 pm on Friday, 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.

Save one day’s admission by purchasing a 3-Day pass.  There is so much delicious BBQ and Great Music you’ll need more than one day to get your fill.

Information: 844-RIBFEST

"Best of the Fest" VIP Experience (21 & Over) $80


Enjoy Hudson Valley Ribfest Exclusive VIP Experience. Limited tickets are available. VIP Tent is for Friday night only. Gate will open at 5 on Friday, Tent will open at 5pm and food will be served between 6pm and 9pm. The VIP Ticket Includes:

1 – 3 Day Pass

Friday Only:

  • All you can eat Ribs and other BBQ Favorites
  • Exclusive Sampling from Hudson Valley Ribfest Ribbers
  • Assortment of Sides
  • Dessert
  • Variety of Craft Beer Selections
  • 6 Beer/Wine/Soda/Water Tickets to use in the VIP Tent
  • Private Tent close to Stage with roped off outside area
  • VIP Gift Bag

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 60 teams to pit their barbecue skills against some sharp competition for bragging rights and a portion of the prize money. Limiting to 60 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.  Contest is Full, filling out the application will put you on the waiting list.

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.

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