Everyone loves a rack of ribs smothered in BBQ sauce. If you are in search of the best pulled pork this year, add one of the many BBQ and rib festivals in Canada to your RV vacation plans this summer. Here are some of the biggest smoke-offs from across the country in one convenient spot. Load up your smoker, bring your appetite, and indulge!
Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ 2022
It is time to get your BBQ on! One of the oldest and biggest Canadian food festivals is kicking off the summer smoking season in Langley, BC! Sign up to compete in the Terlingua International Chili Cookoff or just sample some of the best BBQ at the Jack Daniels Invitational. With 10 internationally recognized championships competing that weekend, you won’t be left hungry.
- When: May 13 – 15, 2022
- Where: Downtown Langley, BC
- More Details: Festival of Chili and BBQ website
Camp, cook, and compete in the 2022 Porkapalooza BBQ competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This exciting team event is returning to Half Moon Lake Resort in Sherwood Park, AB at the end of May. Register early to snag a convenient space for your RV and smoke trailer. The kids can play, too! With a Kids Cook Que on Saturday.
Toronto Ribfest 2022
The final details are still in the planning stages, but you won’t need to leave the city to experience some of Ontario’s best BBQ at Toronto Ribfest 2022. Whether it ends up being a massive outdoor event that takes over Centennial Park in Etobicoke or a drive-thru event like last year, you won’t be disappointed. Some popular BBQ teams signed up for the fest include Ontario Corn Roasters, Billy Bones BBQ, Camp 31 BBQ, and Texas Tornado Potato.
- When: July 1 – July 3, 2022
- Where: Centennial Park, Etobicoke, ON
- More Details: Festival Updates and follow #RibfestTO
Sip & Sizzle at Niagara Falls
If you are visiting the Falls for a weekend getaway in May, experience your mini-BBQ fest at Konzelmann Estate Winery. They are partnering with local restaurants all through the month to deliver a unique wine and BBQ pairing for your reserved wine tasting. For a low cost of $75, you are treated to some of the finest wines in the region along with mouth-watering dishes fired-up on the grill.
The Great Montreal Ribfest
Round out your summer with a trip to Montreal and experience one of the best rib festivals in Canada. Hosted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Island, the Ribfest is a huge street party with six professional pits, live music, a play zone, and free admission. After you get your fill of ribs, explore more of the city on the Metro and visit the Botanical Gardens.
- When: August 12 – 14, 2022
- Where: Boul de Pierrefonds in Pierrefonds, QC
- More Details: Montreal RibFest website
2022 Freddy Beach Ribfest in Fredericton
While touring New Brunswick in June, catch some delicious BBQ at the Freddy Beach Ribfest supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation. The indoor event guarantees a great time whether you have rain or shine. Not only are there ribbers from across Canada, but there is also a huge vendor room and competition dominoes! Located right across the street from Wilmot and Odell Parks, the whole family can eat and play for the entire day.
- When: June 9 – 12, 2022
- Where: Capital Exhibit Centre, Fredericton, NB
- More Details: Freddy Beach RibFest website
Meteghan River KCBS Event
If you are planning a trip to the Maritimes in Nova Scotia, put the Meteghan River on your calendar. The Atlantic Canada BBQ Championship Society is planning a KCBS sanctioned event for August 13 and 14. With lobster pots right in the bay, you are guaranteed some truly excellent surf and turf.
- When: August 13 – 14, 2022
- Where: Meteghan River, NS
- More Details: Follow their Facebook page for updates.
Quebec City BBQ Fest
While visiting the Citadelle of Quebec this summer, take some time to grab some serious eats at the Le Trou du Diable BBQ Fest in Quebec City this June. The huge street party brings headlining music acts and the best in East Coast grillers together for an epic party.
- When: June 17 – 19, 2022
- Where: Place Jean-Beliveau, Quebec, QC
- More Details: BBQ-Fest website