Save the Date!
July 23, 2022 Noon-10PM
At Stinson Park – 2285 South 67th St
Featuring High Heel

THE RIBSTOCK STORY

The story of Ribstock BBQ Festival Omaha centers on the idea of bringing people together for a love of BBQ and community.  The concept of hosting a local BBQ festival started with a simple conversation between MBA members and Ribstock Co-founders, Jeff Gehring and Kenny Engelmeyer. Jeff had suggested a BBQ event based his memorable experiences in the south. Kenny loved the idea and decided to take this concept to father and son professional BBQ-ing team, Steve and Jeff Gehring.  Having experience with local fundraising, and after seeing Project Wee Care’s Distribution day, Steve and Jeff were so excited by what they saw, they couldn’t help but jump on board. From there, Ribstock was born!!

Ribstock 2022 continues the themes of business, community, and BBQ, which is truly what this event is all about. There have been so many people within the community and Millard Business Association that have contributed to this event and every year it continues to grow. Ribstock has generated thousands of dollars for our designated charities and we look forward to 2022 being another amazing year.

2021 Video Series: The Saucy Details

To watch previous episodes, click the menu in the upper right-hand corner of the video player. You will see all episodes in the playlist and will be able to select the one you’d like to watch. See screenshot below.

SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS

FOOD BANK FOR THE HEARTLAND

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Food Bank for the Heartland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that distributes food to 600 food pantries, schools, emergency shelters, and other nonprofit partners. We are the largest food bank in Nebraska and Iowa, serving 93 counties in the two-state region.

Food Bank for the Heartland operates its own programs that serve vulnerable populations directly. They include Kids Cafe, BackPack, Mobile Pantry, SNAP and Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen. As the number of hungry children, families and seniors increases, these programs expand to meet the growing need.

More children, families, seniors and veterans than ever before are experiencing food insecurity – some for the first time, due to COVID-19. In 2020, the Food Bank distributed over 32 million meals – 10 million more than in 2019. Funds raised from Ribstock will enable the Food Bank to provide critical meals to families facing hunger in Nebraska and western Iowa.

PROJECT WEE CARE

Project Wee Care is a charitable organization run by volunteers to benefit those in need in the Millard community. With the assistance of many community members and donations PWC is able to provide food, warm clothing, school supplies, and Christmas gifts to those in need. Since 2006 we have helped 2,718 families; over 14,000 of our neighbors have received help. Over 140 PWC volunteers help on distribution day with over 600 volunteer hours.

THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Through the (efforts) of the Scholarship Fund, the MBA and MBCF recognizes the importance of education in our community. Since 2004, the Fund has distributed approximately $84,000 in scholarships to graduates from the Millard High Schools and VJ Skutt Catholic High School for academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

12:00pm

  • $5 Admission (Ages 21 & over. Kids free.)
  • Gates open to the public
  • Bars open
  • BBQ vendors open
  • Rib sampling begins for “People’s Choice” award
  • Entertainment Zone
  • Sales of sample cards begins from sponsor tents
  • FotoFunSpot photo booth

6:00pm

10:00pm

  • Gate closes

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Whole Hog

Full Rack

Baby Backs

Omaha Drain
Bright Minds Learning Center
GBR Auto Sales & Service
Quality Brands of Omaha
NE Pork Producers

Burnt Ends

Bacon Bits

Arbor Bank
Mid-States Performance Films

TGIF Referral Group

BYOB Referral Group

Friends of Ribstock

Dan Rau

The Good Life Crew
Referral Group

Thursday Nooners
Referral Group

BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!

Ribstock will feature Omaha’s premiere BBQ Vendors!

You can sample a variety of the vendors below by purchasing your People’s Choice Rib Sampling tasting card (see below for more details)  or purchase menu items from the individual vendors.  We are incredibly excited to welcome the following BBQ professionals to Ribstock!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE RIB SAMPLING

Peoples Choice Contest – Help us pick our “People’s Choice” winner for 2022.  How this works.  You purchase a tasting card from any of our sponsor tents at Ribstock BBQ Festival Omaha.  Each card is $25 and will entitle you to 10 ribs, one from each vendor.  Once you try each rib you can now use your tasting card to vote for your favorite. This card will also entitle you to a complimentary beverage of your choice as you turn in your ballot. Sampling begins at 12 pm.  Get your cards early because we will run out.  Each card will have all 10 vendors on them for you to sample.

People’s Choice Rib Sampling atRibstock BBQ festival Omaha

OTHER INFORMATION

ENTERTAINMENT ZONE

Families are not going to want to miss this yearʼs Entertainment Zone from Hinesglow Entertainment! People of all ages love the corn pools, water walking balls, air brush tattoos, face painting, and bumper balls that will keep the party going all night long!

Lager Fest 2022

Ribstock BBQ Festival has partnered with Lager Fest

Lager Fest will bring you 20+ breweries who will be serving their most crushable craft lagers and more! Attendees of Lager Fest will receive free entry into Ribstock ($5 savings).

Get Your Tickets Today!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

F.A.Q

  • How much is it to get into Ribstock?

    Ribstock admission is $5 for adults 21 & over, kids are free.  Food, beverages, and entertainment activities are available for sale at the event.

  • What type of payments are accepted at Ribstock?

    You can pay by cash or card.

  • Are coolers allowed at Ribstock?

    No outside food or drink will be allowed. Beer, soda, water and other beverages   will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to support the efforts of the Millard Business Association and the Millard Business Community Foundation.

  • Will there be food other than BBQ available?

    Local BBQ is the reason we have Ribstock. But for those not so enthused some vendors will have other options available for purchase.

  • Can I bring the kids?

    Ribstock is meant for the whole family! Please bring the family and your friends…we say the more, the merrier!

  • Where is parking available?

    There are four parking garages at Aksarben.  One located behind Kinkaider Brewing, one attached to Blue Cross Blue Shield, one behind Pacific Life, and one behind HDR.

  • Is Stinson Park dog friendly?

    Dogs are welcome anytime on a leash.  We provide potty bags in the green receptacles, which are located along the sidewalk in the park.

  • Are tables available?

    No, please bring chairs and/or blankets, umbrellas if necessary, koozies for your cans and plastic cups for other drinks.  No glass is allowed. Please do not bring tents, canopies or stake anything into the ground.

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