Tickets will go on sale in a few months. 2017 wristbands prices are:
Pre-sale wristbands (with $10 in food and beverage coupons) $30 while supply lasts.
Advance wristbands $30 (no food coupons) after Pre-sale is over and will be available until August 16th online and by phone; you may still purchase them in person at the Visitor’s Center through Thursday August 17th .
Wristbands will only be available at the gates when they open at 5:00 pm Friday, August 18th
Gate wristbands price $35. If you purchase your wristband on Friday it will be good for both days.
All tickets are NON REFUNDABLE.
PRE SALE WRISTBANDS will go onsale online and by phone, AND at the Visitor’s Center and major sponsor locations BEGINING June 15th
Children 12 years old and younger are admitted free to Ribberfest when accompanied by a paying adult. Be sure to check out the Piglet Pen as well!
Things to leave at home:
These items will not be allowed into the gate during the event weekend: Coolers, food, beverages, pets, umbrellas, canopies, golf carts, bikes,roller blades, or skates, and hula-hoops. We are limited on space for these activities.
We will have additional camping available in Madison again this year. In addition to camping at Clifty Falls State Park, there will be camping at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Spots will again be $15 per night with water & electric. There will also be showers available. For further information call
Lonnie at 812-265-8919.
We are sorry for the inconvenience but there will be NO SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM FAIRGROUNDS THIS YEAR. Hopefully our campers at the Fairgrounds will have an extra vehicle to get downtown. Due to a scheduling conflict the trolley will be unable to offer shuttle service. Our local taxi service is Hilltop Taxi — 812-265-3337.
Vendors may begin set-up Thursday, August 18th — check with Joe or Audrey for set-up time.
FRIDAY — August 19th
6:00 AM — BACKYARD BBQ BLAST Competitors may arrive.
9:00 AM — KCBS Registration teams/judges
3:00 PM – KCBS Cooks meeting (required)
4:30 PM – Queen City Riverboat rides begin — every 2 hours last one at 8:30 pm
5:00 PM — GATES OPEN
5:30 PM — Welcome, Scott Davidson emcee
6:00 PM – Piglet Pen children’s supervised play area opens
6:00 PM – GHOST TOWN Band takes the stage
6:00 PM — Pig Toss (cornhole tournament) first of 2
7:00 PM — Backyard BBQ Blast judging begins
7:30 PM — Mayor Welch/Sponsors welcome
8:00 PM – JUNIOR BROWN takes the stage
9:30 PM — Backyard BBQ Blast awards at stage
10:00 PM — Piglet Pen children’s play area closes
10:00 PM — Headliner JONNY LANG takes the stage
SATURDAY — August 20th
7:00 AM — 5K-Ribber-Run & RibberRide Registration begins
8:00 AM — 5K-RibberRun Walk/Run begins
8:45 AM — Madison Area Bicycle Club -RibberRide begins
9:00 AM – Kidz Q cooking competition begins
9:30 AM — KCBS Judges Meeting/Brown Gym (required)
11:00 AM — Kidz Q judging begins
11:00 AM — GATES OPEN
11:00 AM — KCBS Judging begins
11:00 AM — Announcements, Scott Davidson emcee; female & male overall winner of 5 announced
11:30 AM — TANITA GAINES takes the stage
12:00 PM — Piglet Pen children’s supervised play area opens
12:00 PM — Announcements, Scott Davidson emcee
12:30 PM – Queen City Riverboat rides begin — every 2 hours
1:00 PM — Pig Toss (cornhole tournament) second of 2
1:30 PM – THE BEAT DADDYS take the stage
3:00 PM – Good to the Bone Rib Eating contest
3:30 PM — The LUCKY LOSERS featuring Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemon take the stage
4:00 PM — Piglet Pen children’s play area closes
4:00 PM — KCBS/ Kidz Q Awards Ceremony at Brown Gym
5:00 PM – Announcements, Scott Davidson
5:30 PM — SONNY MOORMAN takes the stage
6:00 PM — Piglet Pen children’s supervised play area opens
7:00 PM – Mayor’s Thank You for coming
7:30 PM – The LEGONDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND takeS the stage
9:00 PM – Pigmania winner announced
9:30 PM — The incredible LOS LOBOS takes the stage
11:00 PM – Festival Closes — see you next year AUGUST 18-19, 2017.
Thank you for joining us!
Madison Ribberfest, 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250