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Doko Ribfest In The Park (SBN)

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March 12, 2021 All day

Doko Ribfest in the Park, Blythewood SC

Ribs Food Beer Music Fun

Yes , this event is still on.

This is the second annual Ribfest here in the park. Last year we had 41 teams cook 2900 pounds of ribs for the contest and the public.

This year we have 60 teams with 6000 pounds of ribs to be cooked.

You can purchase wristbands so you can sample ribs from any of the teams you would like. We will have whole racks and rib plates available as well.

Teams will set up Friday afternoon and will be given their ribs at 6 am Saturday morning to start cooking. Gates open to the public at 12.

We will have live music playing all day with food trucks and other vendors, too. All info and tickets are available on the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce web page.

Facebook is the only social media we are using at the moment. Any questions about the event can be directed to Tony Crout as far as the contest is concerned. Email below.

In this year’s Rib Fest, there will be three competitive divisions Each will have trophies presented to the winners.

Total prize money distributed per division as follows:

20 professional teams – $3,600.00
30 amateur teams -$2,700.00
10 veteran teams – $900.00

The Rib Cook-Off competition will begin when ribs are distributed at 6:00 am to the contestants on the day of the event in the farmers market field.

Competitors will have until 1:00 pm to prepare their offerings. Judging by Southern Barbecue Network judges is to commence at 1:00 pm with winners to be announced at 5:00 pm.

A fenced in tented area (with tables. seating, and ‘stand-up” tables) will be provided in the farmers market field. for judging and “rib tasting.”

Wristbands for personal tastings of the competing team’s offerings are available for $20.00. You may also purchase a full rack of ribs for $20.00
and/or rib plates (3 ribs, coleslaw and barbecue beans) for $10.00.

Musical acts perform from noon until 10:00 pm at Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater:

Commontime Bluegrass Band

Mason Horne

Justin Anderson

Maddie Rean Band 

There will be food trucks, specialty food, and sweets vendors, as well as activity vendors. Vendor spaces will also be made available for local non-profit organizations WITH NO FEE to the qualified organization.

Of course, there will be beer with an additional fenced-in VIP tented area (with tables, seating, and “stand-up” tables) to be provided adjacent to the amphitheater for the enjoyment of the entertainment provided as well as additional food and beverage consumption.

Proceeds support the Chamber economic development initiatives and scholarship programs with a portion to benefit local non-profits: The Big Red Barn Retreat.

Location: 100 Alvina Hagood Circle
Blythewood, SC 29016

Judging Location: 100 Alvina Hagood Circle
Blythewood, SC 29016


Proceeds benefit the Big Red Barn Retreat and Stone House Ministries

Contest Chairperson: Phil Frye
Phone: ​ (803) 403-6769
Additional Info: [email protected]

​Contest Organizer: Tony Crout
Email: [email protected]


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Tony Crout
[email protected]
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Doko Meadows

100 Alvina Hagood Circle
Blythewood, SC 29016 United States
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