It’s July, and that means the sweet smell of barbecue is filling the air at food festivals and grilling competitions across the nation. Mouths water as the novice to professional griller rolls up their sleeves to earn the title of Best in Show. Patriot Productions and the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce are putting on Rockin’ RibFest, making Williston no exception. The Rockin’ RibFest will take place Friday and Saturday at Black Magic Harley-Davidson.
Rockin’ RibFest is slated to be the biggest yet, as Patriot Productions and Black Magic Harley-Davidson are hosting more rib teams than ever. Other sponsors for the event include ONEOK, KUMV, KDSR/KXWI/KGCX, the Williston Herald, Braun Intertec, AE2S, KLX Energy Services, KLE Construction, Cherry Creek Media, Famous Dave’s, Dakota Outdoor Advertising, Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau, ERES, Remax Bakken
Realty John Voll, Purity Oilfield Services, ACME Tools, Midco, Shopper, Nemont and Red Rock Ford.
This two-day event will include a car and bike show, the nationally recognized Monster Truck Destruction Tour show, Kids Zone, Tough Truck Competition, concerts, face painting and go-kart racing.
Of course you’ll want to enjoy delicious ribs, so be sure to wear your old T-shirt on Saturday for the rib tasting. Teams will be judged for first place, second place, best decorated booth and fan favorite. There will be a five-panel team of judges, including Williston Mayor Howard Klug. Pick your personal favorite by voting for fan favorite while you taste all the ribs you want for $ 1 each.
Tickets are for sale online at http://patriotproductions.org or by calling the chamber at (701) 577-6000. Ticket includes: Friday night the Traxxas Monster Trucks 1st Round, Tuff Trucks Competition and Music by Jade’s Agenda. Saturday is the Rockin’ RibFest, Traxxas Monster Trucks 2nd Round, Tuff Trucks and music by SlamaBama. You must have a general admission pass to attend the Pit Party.
And remember, if your face and hands don’t get messy eating barbecue, you’re doing it all wrong.