RIBFEST 2016 is being held September 10, 2016 at the Mark Twain Cave picnic area from noon to 5:00 pm. For a small entry fee, attendees will receive unlimited rib samples and sides. The ribs are being prepared by local award winning BBQ teams. There will also be live music by Steppin’ Back and other local musicians. Adult and light beverages will be available for purchase. There will be hotdogs available for children. The cost to attend is only $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-12, children under 5 get in free.
The proceeds from RIBFEST will go to support the Hannibal Free Clinic, a volunteer-based clinic that provides basic medical care for uninsured adults between the ages of 18-64. All care is provided by volunteer or donated providers and all support staff are volunteers. Since opening in 2007, the Hannibal Free Clinic has provided care to over 1,800 individuals and over 11,000 visits. The clinic also has a medication assistance program that has helped secure over $9 million in donated medications from pharmaceutical companies.
RIBFEST is a great, fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Hannibal Free Clinic or at the gate.