DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: After months of preparation, the Bonner Boys are fired up to be hosting Ribfest this weekend at Elgin Park.
“This is our first year so it’s really been kind of a test run. Every year we hope we can make it a little bit bigger until we get to a spot we’re comfortable with. There’s lots of space at the park to grow the event, and we’ll see what the future brings,” explained Bonner Boys president Bret Meyers.
Among the new additions to the line-up for this year’s edition of Ribfest are Re/Max hot air balloon rides on Saturday from 5 p.m. until sunset, and a classic car show on Sunday.
“The car show that runs in the park every Thursday has been really great, and this was a natural fit to add it to the events we had planned for the weekend,” added Mr. Meyers.
As well, there will be a host of activities for kids, with a special interactive kids zone running every day. Over the weekend, Elgin Park will also feature live entertainment, the Bonner Boys’ dunk tank, a beer garden, and a variety of vendors beyond the ribbers, who will be serving up ribs, chicken and brisket from Friday to Sunday.
“We were all very excited to be taking Ribfest over, this is one event that the residents of Uxbridge and the surrounding area won’t want to miss,” added Bonner Boys member Bob Ferguson.
The event will take place at Elgin Park, starting at Noon on Friday, July 17 and running until 11 p.m. Gates re-open on Saturday at 11 a.m., and running until 11 p.m. The event closes on Sunday, with grills going from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
For more information on all of the mouth watering excitement and festivities in store at the 2015 edition of Uxbridge Ribfest, please visit www.bonnerboys.org/ uxbridge-ribfest-2015.
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