The event features national and local rib vendors that sell ribs and chicken in outstanding barbeque sauces. To complement the rib vendors, additional food vendors will be offering side items and sweet treats to top off the food experience at Ribfest. The event will also bring in national rock and country musical artists, local bands, plenty of fun activities including, People’s Choice contest, Best Ribs in Kalamazoo Competition, and the new Rock Your Vote contest where you have the chance to decide who performs in the opening spot on Friday at Ribfest. This year’s entertainment features national country artist James Wesley on Thursday night, founding member and lead singer Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx on Friday night, and CMA and Grammy winners Shenandoah on Saturday. Tickets for Ribfest are now available online so you can avoid waiting in long lines. For more information, please see website.