The Hendricks County Rib Fest has been a local tradition since 2005. The 2019 event will take place on Saturday, June 29 at Kingsway Christian Church, 7981 E CR 100 N, Avon, Indiana.
Ribs are the star of this event, with local restaurants competing for the titles of best ribs and best sauce. Rib vendors include:
- Barbecue and Bourbon
- Blowin Smoque BBQ
- Bud’s BBQ & More
- Hoosier Roots Catering
- Judges BBQ
- Kingsters Catering
- RidiQlous BBQ
- Wild Boar BBA
Other food vendors include American Legion Avon Post 145, Avon Kiwanis, Avon Optimist Club, Frigid Frog, and Kona Ice.
The day begins with the popular 5k Rib Run and 1/4 Slab Kids Run. Rib Run packet pickup takes place from 6:30-7:45 a.m. The Kids Run starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 5k Rib Run begins at 8:10 a.m.
The Rib Fest begins at 4:00 p.m. with DJ music by Sonic Sound. Isaac Rudd will take the stage from 6:00-7:30 p.m. followed by Levi Riggs at 8:00 p.m. Sample your favorite local ribs and enjoy a beautiful day in Avon.
Tethered balloon rides will be available from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The hot air balloon will be tied to the ground to keep from flying away, allowing the balloon to lift off with a small group of people. These balloon rides are usually about five minutes and reach heights of 50-80 feet. You can pre-purchase tethered balloon ride tickets here.
The event concludes with a fireworks show at dark. Bring your chairs and blankets. There is a $5 parking fee.