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  • Central Plains Ribfest

    Date: June 14-15, 2019
    Location: Downtown Holdrege, Nebraska

    The community is invited to join us!

    Friday, June 14th from 5:00 pm - Midnight

    Central Plains Ribfest & Holdrege All Class Alumni Reunion hosted by the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce & Chamber Ambassadors. Main Gate at 5th & West Avenue; additional gates at 5th & Grant and North of 5th & Grant. Emmett Bower Band will be performing! Beer garden service by East Avenue Pub. LOTS of BBQ to sample and eat!

    5:00 pm Gates, Beer Garden, Public Tasting & Judging open

    • Ribs & Pork Loin available for purchase from various vendors
    • $2/rib; $2/2 oz. pork loin serving; sides & desserts available

    8:00 pm Public Tasting Choice Awards announced

    8:15 pm Street Dance - Emmett Bower Band

    12:00 am Quiet Zone (strictly enforced)

    Purchase your ticket to ALL of the festivities!

    One gate entry & Four BBQ Samples = $15

    Call the Chamber for locations to purchase tickets in advance.

    Age 10 & under are Free (no samples included)

    Tickets include:

    • Entry into RibFest ~ the BBQ area, band, beer garden and street dance are all inside the same location;
    • Four free sample tickets to be used at participating BBQ competitors (until food runs out).

    Download Promotion Flyer



    KCBS Competition - Open to Everyone

    Registration closes on June 13, 2019

    Four Meat Competition: Pork Ribs - Pork (Boston Butt or Shoulder) - Beef Brisket - Chicken
    Compete in People's Choice on Friday Night.

    $250 registration fee

    People's Choice Only - Open to Everyone

    Registration closes on June 13, 2019

    $50 registration fee. No cost if participating in Four Meat Competition or if you are sponsored.


    Download KCBS Participant Registration Form Here!


    SCA Competition - Open to Everyone

    Registration closes on June 13, 2019

    Holdrege Market Place Steak Competition on Friday Night.

    $125 registration fee

    Judges go to SCA website to register.


    SCA Participant Registration Here.

    Download SCA Participant Flyer Here, for more information!




    Lost Way Brewery Sauce Competition - Open to Everyone

    Registration closes on June 13, 2019

    Lost Way Brewery Sauce Competition on Friday Night.

    $10 registration fee

    Add Lost Way Brewery Beer to the sauce of your choice or add it to your own concoction! Winner will be announced on Saturday, June 15th. 

    Download Registration Form and Additional Information Here‚Äč


    Site Size & Electric Information:
    All sites are 20’x40’.

    There will be 20 amp electrical available with a limited number of 30 amp outlets. First paid registration, first come first serve. 

    Event Coordinator: Doug Stevenson, 308.991.8967, dougstevenson53@yahoo.com
    Event Host: Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce


    $10,000 in KCBS Prize Payouts:

    Overall Category:
    Grand Champ  w/trophy
    Reserve Champ  w/trophy

    Each category Chicken, Ribs, Pork, & Brisket:

    $ per category



    – States represented –

    HUGE "Thank You" To Our Sponsors!!