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Rotary Ribfest – All Fired Up and Ready to Go

July 14, 2023 Open Hearth Park in Sydney will be buzzing with activity this weekend as Rotary Ribfest comes to town. This saucy summer celebration offers something for everyone and promises great food, awesome entertainment and a host of family fun activities. Gates open at 11:00 am Friday, July 14 and the fun continues through…


Rotary Ribfest set for July 14-16, 2023

Rotary’s Ribfest is coming back to Open Hearth Park from July 14-16th, 2023.   This is the seventh time the event has been organized by the Rotary Clubs of CBRM, and the first to partner with United Way Cape Breton.   To date, the event has raised close to $400,000 for local charities. “We’re proud to say…


Rotary Ribfest Returns

March 17, 2022 The Rotary Clubs of CBRM are now planning for this year’s Ribfest at Open Hearth Park on July 15, 16 and 17, 2022.   The event had been sidelined for two years due to Covid 19, and with restrictions now lifting, the Rotary Clubs are hopeful the event can be safely held this…


2020 Rotary’s Ribfest Cape Breton Postponed

April 14, 2020 CAPE BRETON, N.S – This summer’s Rotary Ribfest, originally scheduled for July 17-19th in Open Hearth Park will not be held this year. In light of the current COVID-19 crises, the decision has been made to pull in the event in the interest of public health and safety. Already well into the…


Sydney Ribfest Expecting Record Turnout

July 12, 2017 Cape Bretoners like their ribs.   And, they’re expected to prove it this weekend as the third annual RibFest gets underway at Open Hearth Park from July 14-16​th​.   Sponsored by Cape Breton’s Rotary Clubs, this year’s event is expecting more than 35,000 eager participants. Five of the most popular ribbers are returning, along…


Community Provides More Dollars for Hospice Palliative Care through Sydney Ribfest 2016

July 25, 2016 Sydney, N.S​…..As Open Hearth Park returns to soccer play and open green spaces, the Rotary Clubs of CBRM have packed up all the trappings of Ribfest of 2016 and are pleased to announce the first of two significant donations to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.   Thanks to the…