LA Robinson of Gator BBQ prepares some fall-off-the-bone meat for Langley RibFest. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

VIDEO: RibFest kicks off in Langley

Free event features barbecue ribs, chicken, pork and brisket from Canada’s top rib artists

There’s a different kind of smoke hovering over McLeod Athletic Park this weekend, and it will get the taste buds going.

Slow-cooked ribs, chicken, pork and brisket are available to sample all weekend at Langley’s first RibFest, which continues tonight until 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the park at the corner of 216 Street and 56 Avenue.

Featuring food from five award winning barbecue masters, the event also includes a corn booth, beer garden, live music, and kids zone complete with blow up rides and games.

“It’s a fabulous weekend for families,” said Pauline Buck, member of the Rotary Club of Aldergrove and spokesperson for the event.

“It’s just really a hoot.”

The event is organized by the four Rotary Clubs of Langley, with sponsorship by the four credit unions in Langley.

While free to attend, all proceeds raised will go back into the community through Rotary’s various projects.

Later today, at 6 p.m., and tomorrow at 1 p.m., demonstrations are planned by Langley Pig Save, a group that advocates against the consumption of animals.



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Boss Hogs BBQ is one of five rib artists in attendance at Langley RibFest. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Dave Price from Boss Hogs at Langley RibFest. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

LA Robinson from Gator BBQ at Langley RibFest. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Ellissa Brooks, 9, of Surrey zips down a blow-up slide in the kids zone at Langley RibFest. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Ewen McCormick and David Kigg from Prairie Smoke and Spice, Canada’s winningest BBQ Team with over 180 awards and 18 grad championships. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

The team from Boss Hogs spent the afternoon yelling chants to visitors at Langley RibFest. The team is made up of Todd Stewart, Matt Gavin, Alicia LaForme, Nick Roller, Steve Barbaric, Nicole Babb, Stu McTaggart, Dave Price and Mike Halfday. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

In addition to the good food, RibFest has a lineup of entertainment throughout the whole weekend. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

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