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Markham Ribfest is an annual fundraising event that takes place in the summer with 100% of admission proceeds going to charity. The event features award-winning Ribbers all around North America who gather over the weekend to feed hungry meat lovers.
I checked out the Markham Ribfest at Markham Civic Centre, where we tried all the Ribbers and most of the food trucks available.
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Ribbers at Markham Ribfest
- Billy Bones BBQ
- The Crazy Canuck
- Gator BBQ
- Bad Wolf BBQ
- Tennessee Fatbacks
- Brickyard BBQ
My favorite ribs were hands down from Billy Bones BBQ! They had the most tender fall-of-the-bone ribs that the other Ribbers just wasn’t able to do.
Best Pulled Pork
Gator BBQ’s pulled pork was amazing – tender and flavourful pork with some fattiness to it.
Best Jerk Chicken
Brickyard BBQ’s Jerk Chicken was an eye-opener because it was the juiciest and most tender chicken I’ve had. And the jerk spiciness was flavourful with the perfect amount of spice.
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Best Food Trucks and Vendors at Markham Ribfest
List of Food Trucks and Vendors
- Utopia Bubble Tea and Cafe
- Pappas Greek On Wheels
- Mustache Burger
- Urban Smoke Fusion BBQ
- Summer Time Lemonade
- Coconut Island
- Funnel Cake Express
- Koi Gourmet Food Truck
- Ontario Corn Roaster.Cob
- Blooming Onion
- BeaverTails – Queues de Castor
- CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Ontario
I always cannot get enough of Blooming Onions. It’s one of my favorite festival foods as I like onion rings in general.
Koi Food Truck
Koi Food Truck’s fish and chips was so good! The Sapporo Beer battered, the fish was perfectly cooked with crispy batter. I loved that the batter had a strong beer taste.
Pappas Greek On Wheels
Pappas Greek On Wheels’ Florina Fries (Fries with Feta, Gravy, Gyro Meat and Tzatziki) was a great mix! It’s like eating a gyro sandwich as a poutine.
Ontario Corn Roasters
Ontario Corn Roasters’ Corn on the Cob was one of the juiciest and sweetest corn I’ve had. And love the spice they added on the corn.
Mustache Burger impressed me with the double layer burger I got to try. The patties were so juicy and flavourful, and had a thin bun.
Hope this helps give you an idea about the Markham Ribfest and which Ribbers, Food Trucks and Vendors to try and what to order!
Website / Markham Civic Centre – 101 Town Centre Blvd
DISCLAIMER: Though the food and drinks were provided complimentary as part of the media tour, the opinions in this post are my own.