The Ohio Pork Council is excited to announce the upcoming Williams County Rib Fest, to be hosted by the Williams County Senior Fair Board. The event will be held at the pavilion on the Williams County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 26th, during the annual Antique Tractor Show. Pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, other related food items, beer, and Rib Fest t-shirt sales will all take place at the pavilion between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Rib Fest competitors include Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ, Sweetwater Chophouse, Double “H” BBQ, and Jewel Café. Each Rib Fest competition team will prepare pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches to be evaluated on taste, tenderness, and appearance, by both a panel of judges and community members. Teams will be vying for titles such as Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, and Best Sauce.
The Williams County Fair Board would like to invite community members from Williams County and surrounding areas to come out and sample some delicious pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. Event visitors will be able to enjoy event entertainment from WLZZ radio and a live DJ, and experience the many activities taking place at the Antique Tractor Show. A portion of all Rib Fest proceeds will be donated to the Williams County Senior Fair Board, to be used in building maintenance and restoration of the fairgrounds.
“This will be a great family-oriented event that everyone is welcome to attend,” stated Jeff Burkholder, a Williams County Pork Producer. “We are excited to be promoting the pork industry, while allowing people to come out, indulge in ribs, food, and friends, and to support a good county fair. Proceeds from the Rib Fest will help the Fair Board to purchase supplies like paint, to be used when fixing up barns, and making the fairgrounds look nicer.”
On behalf of the Ohio Pork Council and the Williams County Senior Fair Board, we hope to see you all at the Williams County Rib Fest on July 26th!