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Nothing says summer quite like the smell of barbeque wafting through the air. The warm weather is here and people all around the city are gathering with friends and family and starting up the grill. This July you can enjoy a variety of food grilled to perfection at the second annual Grande Prairie Ribfest.
 
This year’s Ribfest takes place from July 26thto the 28th on the sprawling lawns of the Montrose Cultural Centre. The event features award-winning ribbers from across North America grilling up a very delicious storm at the Best Rack barbeque competition! Fill your plate with some famous Alberta beef, chicken and pulled pork. It’s sure to be one of the most mouth-watering events of the summer. 
 
Food may be the focus of the Grand Prairie Ribest, but that’s not all that’s on offer. The event will also feature live performances from local musicians and a craft beer garden. Nothing goes better with a rack of barbequed ribs than an ice-cold beer! You can also check out the barbeque themed games, including a barbeque sauce wrestling competition. Bring the whole family because there will also be a dedicated KidsZone for the little ones in your life. 
 
In addition to all the delicious barbeque, you can also enjoy specialties from local food trucks, including French fries, mini-donuts, ice cream and freshly squeezed lemonade. If there’s one thing you need to bring to the Grande Prairie Ribfest it’s an empty stomach! 
 
The Montrose Cultural Centre is just a 6-minute drive away from Stanford Inn and Suites, making it the ideal place to rest your head after enjoying the best barbeque of the summer. We offer pet-friendly accommodations and a variety of amenities that will make your stay in Grande Prairie stress-free. Check out our suites and book your stay with us. We look forward to having you!