Ribs on the Ridge

  • 05:00 PM
  • Lake Eva Park - 555 Ledwith Avenue, Haines City, Florida 33844
  • 863-421-3700

Ribs on the Ridge

Overview

On February 14-15, 2014, in affiliation with the Florida Barbecue Association, the Haines City Leisure Services Department is sponsoring the sixth annual barbecue competition, Ribs on the Ridge, which will draw barbecue teams from across Florida and other states.  Professional and amateur teams will compete for cash prizes, trophies and “bragging rights.”  This is also an opportunity to expose local residents to the art of outdoor barbecue cooking.

In addition to the professional and amateur barbecue divisions, other competitions planned are a Kid’s-Q division, for those young barbecue enthusiasts ages 6-10 and 11-15 held on Saturday, February 15th. On Friday evening, February 14th, the annual sauce competition and a dessert contest will take place.  Scheduled activities that include live outdoor entertainment featuring local bands will round out the festivities.

Whether you are a backyard cook, a professional or would just like to enjoy good barbecue, we invite you to join us in the fun.

Event Schedule 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014

5:00 PM-9:00 PM

  • Sauce & Dessert Competition
  • Champagne & Chocolate Reception
  • Boggy Creek Band

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014

10:00 AM—5:00 PM

  • Kid’s Q Competition
  • Barbecue Competition Professional & Backyard
  • Steel Horse Band
  • Kiss-A-Pig
  • Awards

OVER $11,000 PAID OUT IN CASH PRIZES + Trophies
Jack Daniel’s Qualifier

Sponsors

Sizzlin Silver Sponsor

  • Bright House Networks

Burnin Bronze Sponsors

  • Reilly International Law Firm, P. A.
  • Oak Ridge Funeral Care
  • Republic Services
  • Bernie Little Distributors

Pig Iron Sponsors

  • MidFL Credit Union
  • Fellows Trucking Group
  • Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Envisors, LLC
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Haines City EDC
  • Old Castle Lawn & Garden Inc.
  • CPH Engineers

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