2016 Kickoff and Rib Festival

Welcome to the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field. It’s all about family! You’ll find food and fun for all ages. Free admission offers the best ribs in the country, world class entertainment, games and rides for the kids, and much more. Bring along your Steelers pride and appetite to this Pittsburgh tradition September 1st thru September 5th!

2016 Rib Fest Winners

2016 Heinz Field Rib Fest Winners

Best Sauce

Smoke Shack B.B.Q.

People’s Choice Award

Bad Azz BBQ

Best Ribs

1st Place: Texas Pit

2nd Place: Smokin’ T’s

3rd Place: Rib-Bins BBQ

2016 Rib Fest Hours

Thursday, September 1 – 4pm to 11pm

Friday, September 2 – Noon to 11pm

Saturday, September 3 – Noon to 11pm

Sunday, September 4 – Noon to 11pm

Monday, September 5 – Noon to 7pm (Gatorade/Steelers 5K starts at 7:30 am)



Rib Fest crowd
View our entire 2016 Events Calendar. Add events to your Google calendar! Check back often as new events are added!
Schedule of Events link

concert from stage

The Kickoff and Rib Festival present Free concerts by the best local and national recording artists. The 2016 lineup includes: Travis Tritt, Chris Janson and more to come…

Concerts link

2014 rib vendor winners
Meet our national award winning rib vendors. View detailed information on rib and all other vendors…
Vendors link
Vendors, please visit our Contact page for registration information…
Vendor Registration link