logo for Whitby Ribfest presented by the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise



Hours: Friday 12pm to 11pm, Saturday 11am to 11pm, Sunday 11am to 8pm








Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Ribfest site?

Whitby Victoria Fields are directly south of Iroquois Park Sports Complex. South of Victoria Street between Gordon St and Watson Street. The site is easily accessible by walking, bike, taxi and public transit.
Parking will also be available. For a map and full parking information, click here.

Can I bring my dog or other pets?

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons pets are not allowed. Only service dogs are welcome. Service dog owners must show paperwork at front gate for their service dogs.

What is the cost of admission?

Admission is free! Volunteers will be accepting voluntary donations at the entrance.

Do vendors accept credit or bank cards?

No, but there are ATMs on site.

What other kinds of foods are available in addition to pork ribs?

Our diverse food vendors will serve beef ribs, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, mexican food, french fries, fried onions, donuts, funnel cakes, popcorn, ice cream, and much more…

Are there vegetarian foods available?

Yes, corn and other vegetarian options exist.

Are children allowed in?

ABSOLUTELY… this is a family event!

Where is Handicap parking or drop-off?

Access to the parking lot known as Victoria Street Fields Lot or the north soccer field (directly south of Iroquois Park) will be restricted to special needs as well as drop-off/pick up privileges and by special permit parking only.

What are the hours of operation?

Friday – 12pm – 11pm
Saturday – 11am – 11pm
Sunday – 11am – 8pm

How do I volunteer?

Contact SRutledge@Bell.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we would be pleased to have your help. Many hands make for light work!

What bands are playing/when?

A full listing will be posted on our entertainment page closer to the event date

Do you have a Host Hotel?

Our host hotel is:
Motel 6
Address: 165 Consumers Dr, Whitby, ON L1N 1C4
Phone: (905) 665-8883

Is there camping near by?

Camping is available at Darlington Provincial Park (18 kms)

What if I boat to the event?

Boat Slips are available at the Whitby Marina.

How to register for the Rib Eating Contest?

Please make your interest known by contacting our “General Information Department” via our Contact Form. If selected you will be required to fill out a Contestant Entry Form.

How do I become a sponsor?

Please make your interest known by contacting our “Sponsorship Department” via our Contact Form.

How do I become a marketplace vendor?

Please make your interest known by contacting our “Marketplace Vendors Department” via our Contact Form.