Rib Fest Throwdown

Mark Coronado Park | City of Surprise - Arizona

23 April 2022 | 24 April 2022

Texas BBQ vs Kansas City BBQ

April 23rd & 24th 2022

The Inaugural City of Surprise RIB FEST THROWDOWN, the battle of Texas vs. Kansas City Style BBQ and Music Festival is set for two days April 23rd & 24th, 2022 at the majestic Mark Coronado Park in the City of Surprise, Arizona.

Over 20 of the Southwest’s finest Ribbers will sprawl upon the event grounds – armed with delicious, irresistible mouth-watering ribs for all to enjoy! The Rib Fest Throwdown is a family friendly festival weekend for everyone to indulge, experience and enjoy two days filled with ribs, National live entertainment, carnival rides/games, themed competitions, activities and more…

Rib Fest Throwdown

Surprise, Arizona is a mecca for recreation and family-fun!

The festival will feature national headlining bands on Saturday and Sunday at beautiful Mark Coronado Park at Surprise Recreation Campus. Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, and was voted as the “Number 1 Spring Training Stadium in Arizona.” (USA Today 2018)

Learn more at exploresurprise.com.

Activities & Entertainment

  • BBQ Competition
  • Carnival Rides & Games
  • Lumberjack Show
  • Dock Dogs and All-Star Stunt Dog Show
  • Mutton Busting
  • Kids Zone
  • Main Stage with National Headliners
  • Sports Bar
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Off-Road Area
  • VIP Experience
  • Vendor fair
  • BBQ Island Pit Row
  • Eating Competitions
  • Photo Ops
  • Face Painters
  • Balloon Artists
  • Craft Beers and Cocktails

 Lawn Games

  • Cornhole
  • Jenga
  • Connect Four
  • Checkers
  • Beer Pong
  • Kong Pong
  • Ladder Golf
  • Ring Toss
  • Maze

Patrons will come from all over to savor the ultimate BBQ experience with over 20 Ribbers’ competing for cash prizes & circuit bragging rights. When it comes to the ultimate BBQ Festival, this inaugural RibFest BBQ & Music Throwdown Festival in beautiful Surprise, AZ is sure to be a finger lickin’ good time!

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