Weather forecast forces event relocation

WINCHESTER – It’s seven years and counting for Winchester’s Ribfest celebration.

This year’s edition is set for Fri., June 16 at the Joel Steele Community Centre, having been moved from Sweet Corner Park because of the anticipated rain.

The mouth-watering goodness gets underway at 4:30 pm with a cash bar and musical entertainment. John Proulx of Tic Tac Ribs will again be manning the grill.

Ribs will be served between 5 and 8 pm, but the night itself continues until 9:30 pm.

Marleen Fawcett and Soul Sounds will be taking the stage throughout the event.

Tickets are $15 and get buyers a half-rack of ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and dessert.

The Dundas Dairy Producers are supplying this year’s dessert – 500 ice cream bars with a chocolate coating.

Township of North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan, a member of the Winchester Downtown Revitalization Committee, hosts of Ribfest, said ticket sales are beginning to pick up.

In past years, the event has been a sell out, and those arriving in the hopes of ribs have been left disappointed.

“Buy early,” Duncan said.

Tickets are available at South Mountain’s Scotiabank, Winchester Travel, Paddletales Tackle, and Annable’s Jewellery.

South Mountain’s Scotiabank and Watters Financial Services are joint sponsors of Ribfest 2017.