If you ever eat anything ever, you love ribs. Ribs are so good, vegan and vegetarian food produces make a soy rib substitute. Any one who has a pulse loves ribs. And I don’t care what diet you are on, you need to drop everything, start the fast now if you need to, The Hudson Valley Rib Festival is on August 20th and 21st. It starts at 11am and goes to 5 pm. And, it is only five dollars to get in! It is going to be held on the oh so wonderful Ulster County Fair Grounds in New Paltz. This is your one stop shop for rib enjoyment.
There will be food contests on both days of the event. On Saturday, the New England Barbecue Society has their grilling contest. Every team will compete in a total of four categories: Pizza, Pork Tenderloin, Beef Rib Eye and Apple Dessert. The winner gets $600.00! The next day will be the Kansas City Barbecue Society Contest. The teams will compete in four different categories again; Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder and Beef Brisket. The first place winner will get $2,500.00!
Not only will there be copious amounts of barbecue delights for you to devour, to the point of needing to go take a nap, there will be live entertainment! There will be live music for the total duration of the weekend. There will also be a demonstration tent. In the tent you will get to watch barbecue experts show you their super secret barbecue recipes, and then you will be able to have delicious home style BBQ any day you like! The demonstrations will range from sides to serve with BBQ, to healthy choices! And don’t worry parents; there will be activities for the kids! Children’s activities will include face painting, and hands on arts and crafts. And you and you kids can test their pitching skills at the dunking both, three balls for a dollar!
So do you cardio, and get ready for the Hudson Valley Rib Festival!