The Hartford Rib Off



Tickets Available Early 2021

The 2020 Hartford Rib Off has been Canceled

It is with sadness and regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Hartford Rib Off.  We have watched as events in Connecticut and our surrounding states have cancelled, while still being hopeful about our ability to move on with our event.  Unfortunately, due to uncertainty about CT state guidelines and the status of the virus in coming months, and of course our need to keep all of our attendees, volunteers, pit masters, judges, and vendors safe, we made the difficult decision to say we will see you in 2021.  We will be working to plan virtual fundraising events to benefit our charities over the coming months, and as always, thank you for your support.

What you need to know:

Any ticket pre-purchased for the 2020 Rib Off will be valid in 2021.  If you wish to roll your ticket over, there is nothing you need to do except wait for June 2021 to see us again.

Any ticketholder with a pre-purchased 2020 ticket may request a full refund.  You  may do this by emailing us at

Any ticketholder wishing to donate their pre-purchased ticket price to the Hartford Rib Off may do so also by emailing us at  We would be very appreciative, and you will receive a receipt for your taxes. The Hartford Rib off, Inc. is a Connecticut non-profit corporation and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 82-157165.


Kick Off Party – TBD 2021

Main Event – TBD 2021


The Hartford Rib Off
Hartford’s Premier Charity BBQ Event
2 Days of fun, food, and fundraising.  Tickets sold separately for each date.

Riverside Park, Hartford, CT.

Rain or Shine
The Kick Off Party
Beer, Cocktails, Live Music, Food Trucks, and more! 21+ to attend (click for more info)
The Hartford Rib Off Main Event
All you can eat BBQ, Beer, Cocktails, Live Music, and more! Fun for the whole family! (click for more info)

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2020 RIB OFF Beneficiaries:  

Journey Home

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Hartford Rib Off Scholarship Fund

100% of Profits benefit the charities we choose to support.   The Hartford Rib Off, Inc. is a Connecticut non-profit corporation and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 82-1571658.

Come have fun with us so we can collectively change our world through the money we raise.
Mission Statement: Through family friendly BBQ and community-building events, the Hartford Rib Off is committed to raising awareness and funding to support the various objectives of Greater Hartford nonprofit organizations.

The Hartford Rib Off is sanctioned by KCBS  and  Click here to learn more about competing.
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The Hartford Rib Off - June 19 and 20, 2020

Riverside Park, 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT

The Hartford Rib Off, celebrating its 11th year, returns to Riverside Park in 2020!