TICKET PURCHASING POLICY and GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE 2020 HARTFORD RIB OFF
**Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of everyone during this trying time, we have rescheduled the Hartford Rib Off**
Kick Off Party: October 15, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Riverside Park 20 LEIBERT ROAD, HARTFORD, CT
KICK OFF PARTY INFO: GENERAL ADMISSION General Tickets include access to the event, access to the Eat IN Connecticut food tent (cost of food not included in admission price), free people’s choice samples from our participating pit masters (while supplies last), Kick Off Party tasting glass with continual pours from Connecticut’s best craft breweries, cocktails, live music, unlimited water and soft drinks. Attendees must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
Stay tuned for the full line-up of drinks and food vendors!
DESIGNATED DRIVERS The designated driver ticket ensures groups will have a safe and responsible time.
Designated drivers will receive a non-drinking bracelet, will not receive a tasting glass, and are not permitted to sample any beer or cocktails. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
MUSIC by The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (The POSSM)
GIANT GAMES by *TBA
KICK OFF PARTY BEER by *TBA
FOOD by *TBA
In addition to free people’s choice samples from our participating pit masters (while supplies last. Check the schedule to see the hours of People’s Choice) the Kick Off Party features the Eat IN Connecticut Food Tent, featuring the following food vendors, only accessible to festival attendees – *TBA
Food tickets will be sold at the event.
The Hartford Rib Off Kick Off Party takes place under more than 16,000 square feet of tents – no need to worry about the weather!
KICK OFF PARTY TICKET PRICES:
Online General Admission Kick Off Ticket – *TBA plus processing fee. Sold online through *TBA
Online Designated Driver Kick Off Ticket – *TBA plus processing fee
October 15th Box Office Opens at 6:00pm, closes at 7:30pm. No Kick Off Party tickets will be sold past 7:30pm on the evening of the event. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door through the duration of the event.
The Hartford Rib Off Kick Off Party is RAIN OR SHINE. Before purchasing tickets, carefully review your event session and ticket type selection. All tickets are final sale. 21+ Only. No Pets. Kick Off Party tickets are valid ONLY for the Hartford Rib Off Kick Off Party, October 15th. note: un-refunded tickets purchased prior to October 2020 WILL BE VALID FOR ENTRY on October 15th. *
The Main Event: Saturday October 16, 2021 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM Riverside Park 20 LEIBERT ROAD, HARTFORD, CT
MAIN EVENT INFO:
General Admission Tickets include access to the event, all you can eat buffet under our 16,000 square feet of tents, people’s choice tastings (while supplies last), Hartford Rib Off commemorative tasting cup with continual pours from Harpoon and cocktails from TBA (for attendees 21+) , live music, unlimited water and soft drinks, access to our vendors, family friendly fun including kids activities, ability to bid on raffles and silent auction items, and more!
There is NO Designated Driver Ticket for the Hartford Rib Off Main Event. This event centers around food, fun, and fundraising. Alcoholic beverages are not the focus and therefore we do not offer a non-alcoholic ticket for adults. Proceeds always 100% benefit the charities we support.
Buffet Offerings (may differ depending on time of day) – there will always be 3 proteins (at least one non-pork) and 2 sides plus corn bread to choose from.
Actual buffet selections vary based on availability.
Buffet food is served by plate, attendees may return for additional servings on an unlimited basis.
Initial plate at buffet will be a larger plate (with a ticket per person redeemed at counter.) Plates consist of 3 servings of protein and 2 – 3 sides. A serving of ribs equals 1 rib. Initial plate to include 2 ribs and larger portions of additional food items.
Free people’s choice samples from our participating pit masters, while supplies last included in ticket price. Saturday People’s choice will take place at two different times, with one item offering per time slot. Times TBD, with one earlier in the event and one later in the event.
Music by *TBA
Games by *TBA
Kids Activities: Stop by the Kids Zone where The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp will be providing awesome Camp activities like arts and crafts, button making, games, face painting and more!
The Hartford Rib Off takes place under more than 16,000 square feet of tents – no need to worry about the weather!
HARTFORD RIB OFF MAIN EVENT TICKET PRICING:
Early Bird Online General Admission Ticket – *TBA plus processing fee. Available through *TBA
Advance Online General Admission Ticket – *TBA plus processing fee. Available through *TBA
Online General Admission Ticket – *TBA plus processing fee. Available *TBA
Children aged 12 and under always receive free admission to the Hartford Rib Off Main Event when accompanied by a paying adult.
Children/Youths will receive a food only bracelet, will not receive a tasting cup, and are not permitted to sample any alcoholic beverages. Any child seen drinking alcoholic beverages will be removed from the festival immediately, along with their parent or guardian.
FAMILY PACK – Includes 2 Adult Tickets and 2 Youth Tickets
Early Bird Online Family Pack – *TBA plus processing fee. Available through *TBA Advance Online Family Pack – *TBA plus processing fee. Available through *TBA
Online Family Pack – *TBA plus processing fee. Available *TBA
October 24th Box Office Opens at 11:00am, closes at 2:00pm
No tickets will be sold past 2pm on the day of the Main Event. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door for the duration of the event. Including tickets purchased for original date.