THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST RETURNS
JULY 22 – 24 AT MYSTIC LAKE
PRIOR LAKE – JULY 5, 2016 – Rib, art and music lovers won’t want to miss all the fun when The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns to Mystic Lake July 22 through 24. The outdoor festival will feature some of the nation’s best rib cookers, The Great Midwest Art Fest and free concerts—all part of Hot Summer Fun at Mystic Lake.
The event runs Friday, July 22 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages.
The Great Midwest Rib Fest will feature ten rib cookers competing for thousands in cash prizes and bragging rights for winning this esteemed event. Professional culinary and media personalities will be judging the same ribs that are served to the public. Attendees will also be able to vote for their favorite ribs and sauce by casting a ballot for the Best of the Fest people’s choice award.
Art enthusiasts will enjoy The Great Midwest Art Fest, featuring artists specializing in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors and wood.
Music lovers will want to mark their calendars for free concerts by local and national acts. Headliners on the iHeartMedia stage are Diamond Rio on Friday night, Survivor on Saturday night and Arch Allies on Sunday afternoon.
After the festival gates close on Friday and Saturday night, the fun moves inside for afterparties until 1 a.m. featuring live entertainment and specialty drinks. For more details and a complete schedule of events visit mysticlake.com/midwestribfest.
EVENT: The Great Midwest Rib Fest
DATE: Friday, July 22, 5 – 10 pm
Saturday, July 23, 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, July 24, 11 am – 5 pm
MUSIC: Friday, July 22
6 pm Maiden Dixie
8 pm Diamond Rio
Saturday, July 23
1 pm The R Factor
6 pm Head East
8 pm Survivor
Sunday, July 26
12 pm Arch Allies
LOCATION: The festival will take place outside Mystic Lake in the parking area off Mystic Lake Blvd. near Dakotah Meadows RV Park and the hotel entrance.
DETAILS: This free festival is open to all ages. Additional vendors will serve sides, desserts and drinks. Guests must be 18 to gamble and 21 to purchase or consume alcohol. Guests must be at least 18 to attend the indoor afterparties on Friday and Saturday night. Get more details at mysticlake.com.
THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST BARBECUE CONTESTANTS
Austin's Texas Lightning
Big Boned BBQ
Howling Coyote BBQ
Just North of Memphis BBQ
Porky Chicks BBQ
Rasta Joe’s BBQ
ABOUT MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the premier gaming facility in the Midwest, continually creates new, fun and exciting entertainment experiences for its guests. Mystic Lake® offers gaming, three lively bars, exceptional dining at seven restaurants, headline performers, unique special events and luxurious accommodations. Located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Prior Lake.
Visit Mystic Lake in RiverSouth—Land of Big Fun! RiverSouth℠ is a joint public-private collaboration promoting premier entertainment destinations just from Minneapolis. With four of Minnesota’s biggest attractions just four miles apart, there’s fun around every bend. Partners include Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Valleyfair, the Renaissance Festival, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee.
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