2012 Ribfest Set for June 29-July 3 at Knoch Park
Ribfest 2012 will be a 4 ½ day event starting on June 29 to July 3, according to 2012 Ribfest Committee chair Mark Wright in a press release.
“We are very excited to offer date-specific tickets this year for Ribfest,” noted Wright. “This move should help us to avoid closing the park and manage crowd compression due to past safety concerns.”
Ribfest continues to provide top notch entertainment each year that Ribfest patrons have come to expect. With the lineup of Steve Miller, Joe Walsh and ZZ Top, this year is no exception. The Monday and Tuesday headliners will be announced soon.
Day-Specific Tickets only! The number of tickets sold will be limited each day to the capacity available for patrons in the stage area. Ticket prices will vary from $25 for Steve Miller Band to a pre-sale early bird special of $11 for July 2 and 3.
There will be free admission late on July 3 for everyone to enjoy the annual fireworks display and as always, children 11 and under are free with a paying adult. This year all tickets will be available for sale on-line or at the gate only.
No tickets will be available at other locations this year. For online ticket purchases and event information visit www.ribfest.net.
After two years of patrons requesting this move, all 16 Rib Vendors will be consolidated in the South area of the park so patrons can enjoy going to all their favorite ribbers in one spot. There will be an eating area on the South with a big screen viewing of the main stage with a simulcast view of the musical entertainment. Also on the south side will be the expanded carnival and family area with a petting zoo, magic show and circus. On Monday, July 2nd there will be an offering for discounted carnival ride tickets which will be available from noon to 4. Also there will be special offerings by the food vendors that day.
Giving back to make a difference! The Exchange Club of Naperville over the past 25 years has donated $12 million from Ribfest proceeds to more than 50 local agencies, all working for the elimination of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence.
Ribfest is sponsored by in part by Miller Lite, Pepsi Beverages Company, Navistar, Exelon Nuclear, ABC 7 Chicago and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in conjunction with the Exchange Club of Naperville, the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District.
Did you know? The Exchange Club is a national group of men and women working to make our community a better place through its primary mission, the Prevention of Child Abuse, and through local community service projects. The club organizes fundraising activities such as Ribfest over the Fourth of July to provide financial assistance and to promote Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and to Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence.
If you are interested in any of the activities mentioned above, call (630) 585-8881 or visit www.ExchangeClub.org. Thanks to all volunteers who continue to support this vital service to our community.