Wristbands available at the gate beginning 5:00 pm on Friday Aug. 21st

Friday gate price will be $25 and wristband is good for Friday and Saturday.

Saturday gate price will be $25 for Saturday only.

12 and under are still free at gate (both days) with a paying adult.


We are looking forward to having you back here this year!

 FESTIVAL QUESTIONS — call Kathy 812-701-0127

For more information, call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956. Remember, all wristband sales are nonrefundable.


Got Kids?

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, pets, golf carts, bikes,roller blades, or skates.


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.

2014 Schedule

KCBS Teams may begin registration at noon on Thursday, August 14th

Vendors may begin set-up Thursday, August 14th — check with Elizabeth for set-up time.

FRIDAY — August 15th

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


5:30 PM — Welcome, Scott Davidson emcee

6:00 PM – Piglet Pen children’s supervised play area opens

6:00 PM – The DEANNA BOGART 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 – ROD PIAZZA and the MIGHTY FLYERS take 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 TAJ MAHAL TRIO take the stage 

SATURDAY — August 16th

6:00 AM — 5K-Ribber-Run Registration begins

7:00 AM — KCBS “Rise N Shine” Breakfast

7:50 AM — Madison Bicycle Club -RibberRide begins

8:00 AM — 5K-RibberRun Walk/Run 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 — KCBS Judging begins

11:00 AM — Announcements, Scott Davidson emcee; female & male overall winner of 5 announced

11:30 AM — POWERPLANT BLUES BAND take 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 KINGBEES take the stage

3:00 PM – Good to the Bone Rib Eating contest

3:30 PM — KELLY RICHIE takes 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 — PAUL THORN 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 WEST COAST BLUES ALL-STARS  featuring Junior Watson & Fred Kaplan take the stage

9:00 PM – Pigmania winner announced

9:30 PM — The incomparable ROY ROGERS and the Delta Rhythm Kings take the stage

11:00 PM – Festival Closes — see you next year AUGUST 21-22, 2015.


Thank you for joining us!

Madison Ribberfest, 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250