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Happy Harry’s Ribfest – CANCELED
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Happy Harry’s RibFest officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 outdoor festival at FARGODOME. In what would have been the 25th annual event on June 3-6, the milestone will be celebrated at next year’s festival on June 9-12, 2021.”
Nicknamed the “official kick-off to summer” with the country’s best rib vendors, top-notch entertainment, family activities as well as averaging over 50,000 attendees, Happy Harry’s RibFest is a top attraction in Fargo/Moorhead. The event has been held in FARGODOME’s parking lot for over 22 years and each year it just gets bigger and better.
Guests enjoy free parking, free admission, 2 free sides, and the first 100 people receive a free premium gift during the Lip Smackin’ Lunch Special from 11 am – 1 pm Wednesday-Friday. There is also free admission and parking during Riblet Fest on Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm with tons of activities for families to enjoy.
Throughout the week, seven national rib vendors are vying for the Critics Choice Award and cash prizes. Area judges, selected by the RibFest Committee, will base their decisions for the competition on appearance, tenderness, and most of all, taste.
Ribfest-goers have plenty of lip-smackin’ options to indulge in during this 4-day event and the highlight of each night is the stage entertainment. It’s hard to resist an outdoor concert by a nationally known band on a beautiful June evening in North Dakota.