august, 2018

This is a repeating event

02aug5:00 pmMankato's 21st Annual RibFest5:00 pm Vetter Stone Amphitheater, 1 West Rock Street, MankatoCategories:Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

august 3rd, 2018 5:00 pmaugust 4th, 2018 5:00 pmaugust 5th, 2018 5:00 pm


Event Details

The Vetter Stone Amphitheater is pleased to announce the return of BRET MICHAELS to Mankato, as the featured Friday headliner at the 21sth Annual RibFest. Headlining Thursday will be country music legend JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, and 90’s rockers SUGAR RAY with TONIC will take the stage on Saturday.


Thursday – JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY with special guest The Chris Hawkey Band

Friday – BRET MICHAELS with special guest Arch Allies

Saturday – SUGAR RAY with TONIC

*Opening acts, pricing, times, and additional info to be announced at a later date.


“ribbers” travel across America to bring to Mankato’s RibFest a nationwide flavor. The ribs will be judged under three different categories; Best Ribs, Best Pulled-Pork, and People’s Choice. Experience the great taste of ribs and other wonderful foods where you can be the judge!

Big Boned BBQ

Porky Chicks BBQ

Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ

Chicago BBQ Co.

Aussom Aussie – Australian BBQ

Cowboy’s BBQ & Rib Company


(Thursday) 5:00 pm


Vetter Stone Amphitheater

1 West Rock Street, Mankato