Ribs on the Ridge


Ribs on the Ridge

Annual Ribs on the Ridge BBQ Competition

The Annual Ribs on the Ridge takes place at Lake Eva Park in Haines City on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28. This growing event has been the Florida BBQ Association’s largest competition for the past three years; with approximately 100 teams competing.


Don’t miss performances by The Pork Chop Review featuring “Oink” the singing pig! Live entertainment including local bands and Confederate Railroad begin at noon on Saturday. Shop at craft and food vendor booths too.

Cost: Free

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Ring in the New Year With Barbeque!
January 4, 2013
Ringing in a new year in Polk County heralds the return of barbeque festival season. Residents and visitors alike will find ample opportunity to savor mouthwatering barbeque at well-known annual competitions such as the Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water and Ribs on the Ridge; which jump-start the season in January and February. These events include live entertainment and nominal, if not FREE, admission. Come hungry, as many of the competing teams will be selling their savory fare for the public to enjoy. [Read more]