Loyalist City Ribfest 2016

June 16-19th, Exhibition Park 

Saint John , NB

From Thursday to Sunday we have a diverse lineup of Entertainment. This year we are ramping things up! You won't just come for the Ribs and leave, be prepared to stay for the day!

Presented by:

Our talented lineup of professional BBQ teams from all over North America is ready to serve you up the best the BBQ world has to offer! Check out this years Lineup!

Ribbers & Vendors

The Loyalist City RibFest wouldn't be possible without a dedicated community contributing to the events! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible!


100% Volunteer, 100% Charity Fundraiser!

June 16-19, 2016 marks the return of Loyalist City RibFest for the second annual edition of this exciting festival.  The RibFest was started in 2015 at Exhibition Park when touring pitmasters (Ribbers) wanted to put on an event in Saint John.  The Saint John Y's Men's Club were lucky enough to connect with the Ribbers and have become the hosts, and primary charitable beneficiary of the event.

Featuring four professional Ribbers; various vendors selling everything from french fries, pizza, poutine, bloomin onions and desserts; a spectacular indoor Summer Celebration Sale; a beverage tent with a wide variety offered; terrific entertainment all weekend; and parking by donation (shared with other charitable organizations), the second annual Loyalist City RibFest promises to be terrific time.

​​The Saint John Y's Men's Club was chartered at the YMCA on January 23, 1925.  Since it was chartered, the club has been providing a valuable service to the YMCA in Saint John and the community as a whole by raising funds to support many worthwhile community groups, organizations and individuals.

The club's principle fundraising activities include the Real Atlantic Home Show, catering, and now the Loyalist City RibFest.  

Check out the club webpage