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Teams will be competing for the best tasting ribs on Saturday, July 6 for the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Rockin’ Ribfest. The event will be held at Williston State College.

It’s a Battle of the Buds this weekend at Williston State College. Taste buds, that is.

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Rockin’ Ribfest is setting up shop in the college parking lot on Saturday, July 6, with a whole host of activities that the entire family can enjoy. The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny, so be sure to grab your best barbecue eating attire and check out everything the day has to offer.

When: Rockin’ Ribfest runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 6

Food: You can’t have a Ribfest without ribs, and seven different teams will be on hand to show off their best recipe. The teams will be cooking during the day, so the public won’t get a taste until 4 p.m., but several other food vendors will be on site to make sure no one gets too peckish. Outlaws Bar and Grill, Rock ‘N Roll Tacos and Cajun Creations are just some of vendors that will be available. Food vendors will open at 10 a.m. and the beer tent will open at noon

Entertainment: Ribfest will feature music all day from the moment gates open at 10 a.m.

At noon, the live music begins with duo The Jensen sisters, who will take the stage at noon and 3 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., band A Capital In Ruin will play, followed by Jade’s Agenda at 6 p.m. There will be a KidZone set up for the younger crowd, featuring both regular and water inflatables. The Ribfest Cornhole Tournament begins at noon, so make sure your team is registered and ready to win.

Prizes: The Ribfest raffle has a ton a great prizes up for grabs, all for a $5 ticket.

Prizes include two North Dakota State Fair Grandstand Show Passes and Gate Passes, two three-day wristbands to the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, an aerial tour of Williston, two North Dakota Country Fest weekend passes and more. Prizes will be drawn at 6 p.m., but you need not be present to win.

A full schedule of events can be found at willistonchamber.com or at facebook.com/willistonchamber. Rockin’ Ribfest is open to all ages, and free to attend.

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