2015 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 August 28th thru Labor Day, September 1st!

2015 Rib Winners!

Best Ribs
1st Bad Azz BBQ
2nd Chicago BBQ
3rd Ribbins

Best Sauce
1st Bad Azz BBQ
2nd Ribbins
3rd Big Boned BBQ

2014 Rib WinnersCongratulations Bad Azz BBQ! 1st Place Best Ribs and Best Sauce

Thank you Pittsburgh for a great 2014 Kickoff and Rib Festival!
We look forward to seeing you in 2016!

2013 Rib Fest crowd
View our entire 2015 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 2014 lineup includes: The Clarks, Tres Lads, Maggie Rose, Eli Young Band, Highway Run, and Thomas Rhett…
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