Barbecue & live song during Fairbanks

August 19, 2017 - bbq set

The third annual “Ribs on a River: Terre Haute Ribfest” kicked off Friday during Fairbanks Park where area residents were being treated to a finger-licking good time.

Three award-winning grill teams from around a nation have set adult emporium nearby a banks of a Wabash to offer adult ribs, chicken, beef brisket and pulled pig to go along with a horde of sides.

Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ, Big Boned BBQ from Charleston, South Carolina and Chicago BBQ Co. are competing to be a best in a hollow this weekend.


Tribune-Star/Joseph C. GarzaJust a right sauce: Bret Brown shows off his sequence of grill he had only purchased from Austin’s Texas Lightning Barbecue.and a volume of salsa he put on his grill on Friday during a Ribs on a River: 2017 RibFest during Fairbanks Park. At right is Brown’s girlfriend, Christy Doan.


Bob Senseman, of Terre Haute, and Steve Nibert, of Leesburg, Indiana, pronounced they were some-more than confident with a food they systematic for lunch on Friday from Chicago BBQ Co. and positively weren’t walking divided hungry.

Nibert pronounced a peculiarity of BBQ being served is tip notch, something he pronounced he knows a small bit about.

“I make a small bit of grill myself,” Nibert said. “And I’ll tell you, these guys know what they’re doing.”

The festival continues currently and Sunday, with gates opening any day during 11 a.m. Admission is $2 for all solely children 5 and under.

The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department has combined a children’s area to this year’s event, finish with rebound houses and a face painter. The dialect has also lined adult live song for all 3 nights of a festival, including a following for Saturday and Sunday:


Academy of Dance will perform “The Wizard of Oz” during 2 p.m.

Dicky James takes a theatre from 4-7 p.m.

Gordon Bonham will perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m.


Stampede is set to play from 12:30-3 p.m.

The Big Fun Band will perform from 3:30-6 p.m.

Reporter Alex Modesitt can be reached during 812-231-4232 or during Follow him on Twitter @TribStarAlex. 

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