DUP: Special Events Management: Windy City RibFest

W. Lawrence Ave. & N. Broadway St., Chicago

$25 for a Craft-Beer and Ribs Package at Windy City RibFest on July 4, 5, or 6 ($43.95 Value)

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Annual barbecue festival brings ribbers from all over the world and party-hearty rock bands to boot

Customer Reviews

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11 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 16, 2014
This festival is always, well,... delicious! This deal was NOT! I was disappointed that I spent more on the food using this Groupon than I would have if I had just purchased at the fest. The beer was gross.
5 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 31, 2014
Get there early for the best experience. Less people.
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
July 8, 2014
Ribfest was very underwhelming. Only a handful of participants and one was a national chain. It was poorly organized and the people working the main gates had little idea on how to help us with our Groupon. One positive note, the live bands while we were there were awesome!
3 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
July 7, 2014
Not a good deal, paid more n got less with it
14 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
July 7, 2014
It has gone down over the last 2 years not as many rib vendors as if use to be.
23 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 6, 2014
The process to redeem your groupon was very complicated. Try to do this at home.
5 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 6, 2014
Follow the directions you're given when you receive the notification email. There's an additional registration process, and you don't want to be held up in line once you get there. Also, take tip money for the charitable groups selling beer and other refreshments.
10 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 5, 2014
Register the Groupon with Eventbrite before going to the event. We had a great time Thanks Groupon!
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

$25 for a craft-beer and ribs package ($43.95 value)

  • Entrance donation
  • Half slab of ribs from one of the five ribbers with choice of two sides of your choice
  • Five 3-ounce samples of more than 10 different beers in a souvenir tasting glass
  • Private seating area throughout the day
  • Ability to purchase full-size craft beers

Choose from the following dates:

  • Friday, July 4
  • Saturday, July 5
  • Sunday, July 6

Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Valid from 1PM–10PM on Friday or Saturday or from 1PM–9PM on Sunday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Windy City RibFest

It might be called the Windy City RibFest, but the bosses of sauce who tend to the festival's barbecue come from all over the world. For five years running, these award-winning ribbers have been filling fest-goers with sauce-slathered ribs, frothy brews, and traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and another helping of ribs. Tucked between the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera, and the Green Mill, this year's RibFest welcomes local luminaries such as grillmaster Tom Ferguson, whose Chicago BBQ Company is a perennial favorite at the fest. Out-of-towners are also well-represented. Joey Sutphen of Texas Thunder BBQ whips up batches of his family's nationally known ribs, and Paul MacKay from Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ shares the piquant flavors of his native Sydney. As chefs from Porky Chick's and Famous Daves sizzle up their trademark slabs, local bands such as the funked out vocalists of Suénalo, the Top 40 cover band Hello Weekend, and Dave Matthews–mimickers Trippin' Billies keep crowds sufficiently entertained.

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