Individuals from all over the state look forward to the annual Hendricks County Rib-Fest. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 25th, and there are plenty of fun activities for the entire family!
New this year, the Avon Balloon Glow offers a unique twist to the Rib-Fest. Kids will love taking photos with the balloons and the walk-through balloon activity. Tickets are available for individuals to ride in a tethered balloon between 7-9 p.m. These tickets must be purchased in advance. Rides will last about 5 minutes and will take individuals to a height of 50-80 feet, weather permitting. Enjoy the Balloon Glow from 8:45-9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dark.
The Hendricks County Rib Run 5k, Fun Run, and 1/4 Slab Rib Run are back this year! The children’s 1/4 mile race will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the 5k & Fun Run at 6:30 p.m. Athletes receive a tri-blend t-shirt and a custom die cast Rib Run medal in addition to free tickets for food/drink at the Rib-Fest. This year’s event includes the addition of the Sloppy Rib Run, in which runners will eat up to 5 ribs at each kilometer. For every rib eaten, 20 seconds will be removed from the runner’s total time. Register for the race and get details here.
The Hendricks County Rib-Fest is held on the Kingsway Christian Church grounds at 7981 E County Road 100 N in Avon. Food vendors and booths will open at 4 p.m. Live music acts will include Deep Fried Pickle Project, Total Detonation, and Jambox. The Pacers Fan Van will also be at the event from 5-7 p.m. Awards for the Rib Run as well as Best Sauce and Best Ribs will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a fun evening with family, friends, and neighbors…not to mention, ribs!