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96.5 WCMF Roc City Rib Fest

May 24, 2019 to May 26, 2019
Barnard Fireman's Field, Rochester, NY
Event Summary

Rochester's longtime premier BBQ and music festival takes over the Barnard Fireman's Field in Greece for its 12th anniversary on Memorial Day Weekend.  96.5 WCMF's Roc City Rib Fest will feature BBQ favorites, not only from right here in Rochester, but also from across the country.  The three day, family friendly event will include live music, a craft beer tasting tent, a BBQ Marketplace retail and craft vendor area, and a kids zone.  

Event Details
A Memorial Day Weekend tradition is back to celebrate its 12th anniversary with more BBQ than ever, May 24th – 26th, 2019 from 11am - 10pm!

96.5 WCMF, Rochester’s Classic Rock, is proud to continue Rochester’s long time Premier BBQ and Music Festival – the Roc City Rib Fest- this Memorial Day weekend at the Barnard Fireman’s Field in Greece.

96.5 WCMF’s Roc City Rib Fest will feature BBQ favorites from both local and national ribbers, like the one from Mt. Laurel, NJ who beat the Food Network's Bobby Flay in a BBQ throw down! 

Local BBQ:

  • Alex's Place
  • 58 Main BBQ

National BBQ:

  • Gator BBQ (Florida/Canada)
  • Howling Coyote BBQ (Chicago)
  • Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ (New Jersey)
  • Cowboy's BBQ (Texas)


New for 2019! 
A Craft Beer Tasting Tent (4pm- 9pm daily) featuring:

  • Eli Fish
  • Fairport Brewing Company
  • Wood Kettle Brewing
  • Roger's Brewing
  • Stoneyard Brewing Company

A limited number of Craft Beer Tasting Tent & GA Combo tickets available.  Must be 21+ to enter Craft Beer Tasting Tent.  


Check back to often, as event details, food/craft vendors, and entertainment schedules are updated.

“If there are three things The Break Room can get behind, it’s meat, music, and the West Side. WCMF is proud to be the one to bring listeners the Roc City Rib Fest & carry on this 12th annual Rochester tradition. It’s hard to find an event where you can take your kids AND have a blast as an adult at the same time – but that’s exactly what the Rib Fest does." -- 96.5 WCMF Break Room morning show co-host, Pat Duffy

*Individual General Admission tickets will be available for sale at the door each daily of the festival, while supplies last.  
*Kids 10 and under are free.
* Anyone under 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or an adult over the age of 21.
* This is a rain or shine event.

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When and Where
Barnard Fireman's Field
360 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14616

May 24, 2019 to May 26, 2019
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