Plan Your Festival

Airbnbs & Hotels

Book Room

RVs & Campers

Book an RV

About This Festival

Previous Location

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds|421 27th St NW, Winston-Salem, NC | Map

Help us improve this description:

Suggest an Edit

From the Organizer

It Began in a Church Parking Lot in 2005. ​ Every year since then, thousands of BBQ fans come out for the good food and fun. Daring to promote a whole 'nother type of 'cue; something beyond Lexington style BBQ, promoter Allen McDavid launched the first RibFest with Shiner Bock beer as the title sponsor. "Where is it written that pork barbecue has to be chopped or shredded," McDavid asked. "There is more to the pig than shoulders and butts." The success of the Twin City RibFest was immediate and helped it gain recognition in Bon Apetit magazine, Martha, USA Today and Our State magazine, as well as being named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Bureau several years running. ​