River City Ribfest: Sounds fun to me

I just got word from Intrust Bank Arena about a rib-tastic sounding new event they have planned for August.

The River City Ribfest will be staged Aug. 25-27 outside of the arena on Cessna Plaza and in the south parking lots.

It’ll have barbecue, music and rib aficionados competing for cookoff titles such as “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice.” Six national rib vendors will be there, and both local and regional bands will perform. It also will have a beer garden, a kid’s play area and a VIP section.

The Ribfest will be sponsored by House of Schwan and Wichita Downtown Development Corporation. Tickets are $4, free for children 12 and under. You can read more information about the event here.

I love ribs, and I love festivals centered around food. I don’t love August, however, but maybe it’ll be one of those unseasonably cool, almost-September weekends. Plus, it’ll be a nice appetizer to the Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff, which takes place on the other side of the arena a month later.