Everything You Need to Know About Ribfest
This year is the 20th anniversary of Ribfest. This year's entertainment includes local bands, multi-selling national rock acts and country. Ribfest 2017 is June 1 - 3 at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds.
Thursday, June 1
- A 20th anniversary throwback featuring:
- Johnny Holm Band (headliner)
- Kory & the Fireflies
Friday, June 2
- Fuel (headliner)
- Marcy Playground
- 35th and Taylor
Saturday, June 3
- Kip Moore
- Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
- Chris Hawkey
- Maiden Dixie
Sanford Children's Hospital will once again sponsor KidzFest from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday featuring games, activities, Phil Baker, inflatables, the ZooMobile and more. KidzFest is free.
Rib vendors this year include Rasta Joe's, Cowboys, Aussom Aussie, Johnson's BBQ, Porky & Beans, Desperado's, Just North of Memphis and Heck's BBQ out of Vermillion.
Camping will be available this year at Ribfest. To make reservations, call 605-367-7178.
There will even be music during the day this year. Derek Post will perform starting at 11:00 AM on Thursday and Kyle Knutson performs Friday at 11:00 AM. Rib vendors will be offering a free side dish from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.
Hours are 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Admission is FREE each day from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Premier Center Box Office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Military members and veterans can receive a complimentary general admission ticket for themselves plus one guest at the gate with a valid I.D. Kids 12 and under are free (general admission area only) when accompanied by an adult.
- All-weekend pass: $25
- Thursday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM - $5
- Friday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM - $15
- Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM - $15
Includes access to a VIP pit area in front of the stage including a private bar and bathrooms.
- All-weekend pass: $50
- Thursday only: $10
- Friday only: $30
- Saturday only: $30
Ribfest is sponsored by Campbell's and produced by SMG Sioux Falls, Sioux Empire Fair Association, and Pepper Entertainment.