Saturday, 12 September 2009

Oshawa Ribfest

I have attended my very first Ribfest! For those of you who have yet to have the pleasure, let me explain.
It's basically an excuse to congregate in a local park, drink beer, listen to eardrum popping rock music, and consume enormous quantities of BBQ pork ribs doused in spicy sauce, corn on the cob, baked sweet potatoes and other gastromomic delights, while trying to avoid being covered with greasy fingerprints and spattered with sauce.

Ten teams of professional "ribbers" from Canada and the US compete for the top honours in both the ribs and sauce departments. And there are trophies to be won.... mostly with a little piggy on top.

Sorry, I didn't take any pics of the actual ribs.... we were too busy eating. Those ribs were MMM MMMM GOOD! Lots of finger licking going on, didn't want to waste any of that great taste. And we even sampled a deep fried Mars Bar.... it tastes way better than it looks.

Then of course, there's the midway. Callum went on one ride with his auntie but it was a bit too scary for him... but wait until next year, I'm sure he'll be a whole year braver! Isaac sensibly opted to stay safe and warm in his baby carriage.

Good times. (But not for the piggies).

19 comments:

lettuce said...

shocked that deep fried mars bars have made it to Canada!

(or did they come to Glasgow from there...?)


and now i want ribs too

rosemary said...

sounds like fun and good eating...we have a pig fest here with ribs and otyher pork treats.....and then there is the lentil festival that we go to every year.

Sheila said...

I ate a whole deep fried Mars bar once. I liked it actually, perhaps a little too much.Never had one since though. So, Ribfest in Oshawa huh, and you didn't let me know you were in town..!

madretz said...

sounds like fun! I've never been to a ribfest either...do you think i should come up next year? :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I never heard of Deep Fried Mars Bars iould have seen those ribs..YUM YUM YUM!

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

Oooohh I would love to be there if was not on a diet! I never tried fried mars bars but that sounds interesting.

Ming the Merciless said...

I would have loved it! I love good BBQ ribs with all the trimmings.

I'm TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED you didn't take any photos of the food. :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT time. Baked sweet potatoes sound interesting! I've never tried one.

Marguerite said...

Looks like a great festival and the food sounds fabulous. Thanks for visiting my blog, cher!

Changes in the wind said...

A good time indeed!

photowannabe said...

Ummmmm Yummmy You made me drool. Wish I was there. Ribs are my Hubby's passion. So finger lickin good.

Craver Vii said...

Those deep fried mars bars are ugly, but I would try them once.

Ginnie said...

I started laughing, Sham, because we took Nicholas to the Fair when he was 2 and the look on his face was pure fright! The next year and every year since, he was in heaven. So just wait. YOUR day is coming! :) Oh, and BTW, I LOVE pork ribs. I would be in heaven, too!

Xtreme English said...

deep fried mars bars....omg

has it come thus? it's frightening just to think of cooking them. do they coat them in batter so the chocolate doesn't fly into the ozone upon hitting the hot hot oil??

loved the photos, though. MORE carnivals, please!!

Hilary said...

I saw the signs for this event when I was in B'ville last week. Gee, going to a Ribfest would feel like I'm cheating on Frank. He makes the best ribs EVER. It sure looks like fun though. Maybe next year. :)

Beverly said...

Well, we survived our rain on Saturday. I'm surprised that news of it made it all the way to Canada. It hasn't rained like that in a long time here.

Oh, I think ribs are just about my favorite. That sounds like such fun.

I can just imagine how Callum reacted to all the noise. I know Ella would not like it.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oshawa Ribfest sounds a great fest and I can see that all those participants had a great time and fun. Love those photos, very cheerful.

Suldog said...

Oh, man, that sounds like a ball! Yum!

me said...

Ribfest is a sham. if there are 10 ribbers 9 will all be the same outfit and #10 will have somehow beaten the odds to get in and treated like crap.

There is no contests. Watch people. Just watch. Those ribbers exchange staff. Notice?