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Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2020

CANCELLED for 2020 at Francis Field

Rhythm & Ribs has been cancelled for 2020. Will return in November 2021.

Across from Parking Garage.
25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • Please note: Rhythm & Ribs has been cancelled for 2020, but will return in November 2021.

    The information below describes the festival as it is normally held:

    St. Augustine's annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and chefs competing for the best BBQ. The popular festival, normally held in the spring, was postponed due to COVID-19, and is now scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6, 7, and 8, 2020, at Francis Field.

    This festival includes great live music throughout the weekend, people’s BBQ choice awards, a kids zone, mechanical bull, an array of vendors, and much more.

    Live Music

    Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival. Headliners in 2020 will include Luke Langford Band, Jordan Fletcher, Davis and the Loose Cannons, Walker Montgomery, Muscadine Bloodline, the Pellicer Creek Band, and more to be announced soon. Visit here for up-to-date information about the band schedule.

    Great Food

    Award-winning BBQ from regional and national BBQ champions is served throughout the festival, and there is plenty of ice cold beer, sodas and other options as well as a variety of other food items like burgers, pretzels, popcorn, and candy. Barbecue voting takes place all weekend.

    The event includes a kids fun zone with games, pony riding, rock climbing wall, rides, and more. This family-friendly event is one of St. Augustine's most popular annual festivals. Sunday is Family Day, with reduced admission prices.

    Visitors and locals are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, no dogs or other pets, and no overnight camping or parking, please.

    Admission: Ticket prices are $10.00 for Friday, $5.00 for Saturday afternoon (until 5:00 p.m.) and $10.00 from 5:00 – 10 p.m. Kids 15 and under are free. On Sunday, admission prices are just $5.00, while kids 15 and under remain free.

    When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6, 7, and 8, 2020. Friday hours: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.

    The St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club consists of community leaders who get together once a week for fellowship and an opportunity to give back to our community and the world.

    Over 200 volunteers put in over 2,000 hours to run the Club's signature fundraiser, the Rhythm & Ribs Festival, each year. Additionally, thousands of hours are spent planning the festival throughout each year. The many beneficiaries who receive funds generated by the Rhythm & Ribs Festival include Home Again St. Johns, Betty Griffin House, Catholic Charities, Boys and Girls Club, Council on Aging, St. Francis House, Habitat for Humanity, SAFE Animal Shelter, and the St. Augustine Orchestra. For a complete list of beneficiaries, visit here.

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