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Jamestown Gazette Staff
From Wednesday through Saturday, June 3 through 6, the Village of Celoron will once again present their scenic lakeside Rib-Fest at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park to benefit the Celoron Hose Company No. 1, Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association, Celoron Moose and other local non-profits.
“The place was mobbed on the Wednesday opening night last year,” Ron Brown, Rib-Fest committee member said with a hearty laugh. “By some people’s count we had 20,000 people come to Celoron over the 4-day festival last year. And we try to make it a little bit better every year.”
Ribs aplenty in every style will greet guests, prepared by ribmasters from Smokin’ Joe’s Hog Wild BBQ, Sgt. Oink BBQ, My Happy Place, Wells Hog Wild BBQ and Pigfoot. This year will also see an expanded adult beverage area and a wide range of selections, from cold beer to malt beverages and wines. “The ribbers keep serving ribs, rain or shine,” Brown added. Other vendors will be serving beverages, ice cream, fries, chips and all the other traditional carnival treats throughout the rib-fest.
Each evening will feature live music entertainment, from Country to Classic Rock and Rock ‘n Roll to Easy Listening. Readers can check the Rib-Fest Website, www.celoronribfest.com for details on the groups performing and times.
On Saturday, the Southern Tier Classic Chevy Club will sponsor a car show showcasing more than 100 beautifully restored classic era cars. Motorcycle parking and pre-registration for the June 6th Ride to Find’em Poker Run to benefit the nationwide search for lost children will be available on-site beginning on Wednesday.
Rib Team competition and Car Show winners will be awarded at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Rib-Fest organizers invite guests to bring a lawn chair, a good appetite and “Enjoy the ribs and music in the park.”