The 2021 Rotary Ribfest on the Miramichi, hosted by the Rotary Club of Miramichi (formerly Newcastle), will take place the weekend of June 4-6 at the Miramichi Port Authority (Hi Tech Industries) wharf on Newcastle Boulevard. This will be a drive through only, with no activities except for a large 50/50 draw (read below). The major beneficiary will be the Youth Resource Center. Ribbers in attendence will be Texas Rangers and Crabby’s BBQ Shack.
Vehicles will enter the north side of the wharf enclosure off Ledden Street near the Kin Center. A drive through lineup will snake vehicles through the fenced in area to a common payment spot, before dividing into right and left lanes towards the rib supplier of their choice. All vehicles will exit immediately in the southerly direction onto Jane Street. Cash, debit, or credit will be accepted.
Vehicles will enter the north side of the wharf enclosure off Ledden Street near the Kin Center. A drive through lineup will snake vehicles through the fenced in area to a common payment spot, before dividing into right and left lanes towards the rib supplier of their choice. All vehicles will exit immediately in the southerly direction onto Jane Street. Cash, debit, or credit will be accepted. Water and pop will be available for sale with your meals.
It is important to note that everyone must stay within their vehicles at all times, and masks are a requirement to be served. Covid safety protocols are in effect at all times. Please use the washroom before attending, there will be no public facilities available. No pedestrians or visiting boats will be served, vehicles only. Patrons are reminded to dispose of all containers at home rather than scattered around our recently cleaned up community.
The organizers are very pleased with the support from local businesses for this event, with special mention of diamond level sponsor Berger. They encourage everyone to check out the signage distributed throughout the drive through route while you are waiting for your meal. Without these sponsors, an event like this becomes harder to put on, and has less of a charitable impact.
Miramichi Rotary RibFest 50/50 draw is being offered as 3 tickets for $5.00, available through eTransfer or any club member starting today. Name and phone number are required, open to NB residents only. ETransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, password Rotary. Draw at 5 PM on June 6th, Lottery license number 021478256007.
The major benefactor of net RibFest proceeds will be the Youth Resource Center, a project of the Miramichi Youth House. This drop in center for youth and young adults will be located at the former St Andrews School, and is seen as an important project to assist positive mental health. We are excited to be a part of it, and hope Miramichi will show their usual strong support.
Originally from Motley, Texas, now out of Zorra Township in Ontario, Texas Rangers began touring the Canadian circuit within the last 15 years, wining awards every year. The company has grown and become a contender among the best in the North American Ribfest Circuit. Their sauce has a nice flavour with slight heat and ribs are finished on an open flame. Everything is Bigger in Texas!!
Hailing from London, Ontario, Crabby’s BBQ Shack has over 25 years in business and a long-standing track record of award winning barbeque. Crabby’s uses a “low and slow” technique, baking their ribs at a low temperature for a long time which allows the flavours to stay in the meat. They have won awards from all over. For more information, please visit www.CrabbysBBQShack.com.
For more information on the Rotary RibFest, check out www.Facebook.com/MiramichiRotary.
Ribfest times are 11 AM – 8 PM on June 4th & 5th, and 11 AM – 6 PM on June 6th.
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