Full Event Schedule

Your Daily Dose of "Rib-Tickling" Fun!

We're excited about the events at Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest, and we hope you are, too!

If you're curious about the bands, check out the 2018 Band Bios.

Friday, August 31st

5:00pm • Gates Open to the public

  • All food (including ribs) and beverages for sale
  • Midway Games & Rides
  • Yard Games
  • People’s Choice Rib Voting and Grill Raffle

5:00pm • Kitty Corona on the Main Stage

8:00pm • G.B. Leighton on the Main Stage

11:00pm • Gates Close

Saturday, September 1st - Family Day

11:00am • Gates Open

  • All food (including ribs) and beverages for sale
  • Midway Games & Rides
  • Yard Games
  • KnockerBall Games
  • People’s Choice Rib Voting and Grill Raffle

11:00am-4:00pm • Family Day Activities

  • The following schedule and activities are at NO additional cost:

    • 11:30 Baby Back Rib Races - with prizes (ages 12 and under, races run in age groups)
    • 12:00 Oshkosh Karate Club Demonstration and participation
    • 12:30 Oshkosh Jets Cheer Demonstration and participation
    • 1:00  Kids' Pig Calling Contest - with prizes (ages 12 and under, sign-up that day)
    • 1:30  Oshkosh Karate Club Stranger-Danger and Self-Defense Class
    • 2:00  Miss Oshkosh Outstanding Teen Twirling Demonstration and participation
    • 2:30  Kids' Corn-Eating Contest - with prizes (ages 15 and under, sign-up that day)
    • 3:00  Winnebagoland BMX Bikers Meet and Greet
    • 3:00  Rising Phoenix (main stage band)
  • Other FREE activities:

    • Demonstrations by local organizations
    • Mini-races and kids' contests
    • Oshkosh Rhythm Institute Drum Circle (12-2 only)
    • Baby Cakes and Sparkee the Clowns Face Painting and Balloon Animals (12-3 only)
    • Giant Backyard Games
    • Corn Hole
    • Miss Oshkosh and Miss Oshkosh Outstanding Teen 2018 Meet and Greet
    • Black Light Art Painting by Fire Escape
    • Community Outreach Tables with crafts and activities

3:00pm • Rising Phoenix on the Main Stage

7:00pm • Boogie & the Yo-yo’z on the Main Stage

11:00pm • Gates Close

Sunday, September 2nd

9:00am • Rotary Rib Run

11:00am • Gates Open

  • All food (including ribs) and beverages for sale
  • Midway Games & Rides
  • KnockerBall Games
  • People’s Choice Rib Voting and Grill Raffle

12:00pm • Spicy Tie Band on the Main Stage

1:00pm-3:00pm • Professional Cooking Demonstrations on Rib Row

2:00pm • Cornhole Tournament

3:30 • Pig Mac Eating Contest (dining tents, FREE, age 16 and older only, enter for chance to compete)

4:00pm • Road Trip on the Main Stage

7:30 • Pig Calling Contest (main stage, FREE, 16 and older only, enter for a chance to compete)

8:30pm • Little Texas on the Main Stage

11:00pm • Gates Close

Monday, September 3rd - Local Rib Cook-Off

11:00am • Gates Open

  • All food (including ribs) and beverages for sale
  • Midway Games & Rides
  • KnockerBall Games
  • People’s Choice Rib Voting and Grill Raffle

12:00pm • Local Cook-Off and Professional BBQ Judging Contest

1:00pm • Giant Jenga Challenge

2:30pm • Local and Professional BBQ Award Presentation

3:00pm • Grill raffle pull, winners announced

4:00pm • Gates Close