2021 HARTFORD RIB OFF OFFICIALLY POSTPONED Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Hartford’s Largest CHARITY BBQ EVENT of the year, has been postponed until further notice
In keeping with our commitment to the health and safety of our community, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of the 2021 Hartford Rib Off. This fundraising event centers around family fun, entertainment, food, and drink, and we feel that the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state makes our decision to postpone unavoidable. Due to the commonly accepted COVID protocols necessary at this time, and the uncertainty of future guidelines, we find that we are unable to manage the 2021 event from both logistical and financial standpoints. Additionally, one of our main beneficiaries this year, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, supports children with significant underlying health issues. This, coupled with the fact that children under the age of 12 aren’t eligible for vaccination, makes maintaining the family-friendly atmosphere of The Hartford Rib Off untenable. The risks are just too high, and the continued health and safety of everyone involved with The Hartford Rib Off is our top priority.
We truly appreciate the help and support we have received from our sponsors, our board of directors, the cook teams, our many volunteers, and our attendees, all of whom have given so much of their time, energy, talents and donations, to help try to keep this event up and running. We hope to bring back The Hartford Rib Off in person in 2022 so that we may continue our commitment to raising awareness and funding to support the various objectives of Greater Hartford area nonprofit organizations. We will continue to seek out opportunities to safely support our partners and beneficiaries throughout the remainder of 2021, all while hoping to bring The Hartford Rib Off event back in 2022.
If you wish to donate the cost of your ticket/s to The Hartford Rib Off, your donation is tax deductible. The Hartford Rib Off, Inc. is a Connecticut non-profit corporation and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 82-157-1658.
Through family friendly BBQ and community-building events, the Hartford Rib Off is committed to raising awareness and funding to support the various objectives of Greater Hartford nonprofit organizations. Over the past 11 years we have distributed $180,000.00 in proceeds from our event to 7 local charitable organizations. The Hartford Rib Off prides itself on promoting Hartford, and Riverside Park is one of Hartford’s greatest natural resources. By bringing 2000+ guests to the park, our event showcases Hartford in a unique and exciting way.