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Penticton Ribfest is back and in new location

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June 17, 2021 - 3:02 PM

It's looking like the only Ribfest in the Thompson-Okanagan this year looks will be in Penticton.

Penticton Ribfest is returning in September thanks to loosening COVID-19 restrictions in B.C. Ribfest events in Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna were all postponed this year.

At a news conference live-streamed on Facebook today, June 17, officials with the Penticton Rotary Club announced the popular event will be held on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 in a new location, Skaha Park. Previously it had been held in Skaha Lake Park.

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Mayor John Vassilaki, who is also a member of the club, said it will perk up businesses in the area of Skaha Park.

“It’s coming to the south end of the city where it has never been before so we’re trying to build up a community with events similar to what’s happening in the north end,” Vassilaki said.

He pointed out by moving the festival from August to September, it will be held in what’s known as the shoulder tourism season and will help with the goal of making Penticton a year-round playground.

Ribfest will have activities for kids and a beverage garden for the adults feature local breweries and wineries. There will also be live entertainment daily.

Organizers say they are in need of volunteers to help with the event. You can send them an email at if you’re interested.

For more information you can go to the Penticton Rotary Club’s Facebook page here.

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