The Ninth Annual Hartford Rib Off Presented by 102.9 The Whale

9th Annual


JUNE 16, 2018

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The Hartford Rib Off is pleased and proud to announce that beginning in 2018, we are a KCBS sanctioned event!

This year the Hartford Rib Off is a 2 day event, Friday evening June 15, 2018 and all day Saturday June 16, 2018, presented by 102.9 The Whale.
Tickets will be sold for both days and/or for single days.
Please check back often, as we are busy planning the 2018 event and will be updating the website with information frequently.

Thank you so very much for all that you did to help The Pegasus Wings Program – Pilot Training Fund and MARC Community Resources, LTD! We are very excited about the success of the 8th Annual Hartford Rib Off, benefiting The Pegasus Wings Program – Pilot Training Fund and MARC Community Resources, LTD! We served BBQ to close to 1,500 people and smoked over 3,300 pounds of meat! The Hartford Rib Off was featured in a full radio advertising campaign, and had several hundred thousand engagements via our social media initiatives. Most importantly, over $25,000.00 was raised, and the donations are still coming in. There is no greater feeling than knowing we have significantly helped such worthy causes – and we couldn’t have done it without your generous support!


100% of proceeds go directly to the charities.

Charity Info

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2018 RIB OFF Beneficiaries:  

MARC Community Resources

Mayor Mike's Foundation for Kids

100% of Proceeds Benefit the charities we choose to support.


June 16, 2018

New Venue for 2018!

Hartford's Annual Rib Off Contest, now in its 9th year, grows every year.  Beginning in 2018 our venue is Hartford's Riverside Park. This incredible large space will enable us to grow with the popularity of our event, and provide fun, food, and music to even more people!