June 14 through 16 is Rock’n Ribfest weekend in New Hampshire. The Ribfest starts Friday June 14 at 4PM (to 11PM) and continues Saturday 11AM to 10:30PM and Sunday 11AM to 3PM. Barbecue is king at the Ribfest, but there will also be many snack, dessert, dining, and drink vendors.
Entertainment includes well-known entertainers The James Montgomery Blues Band, The Slakas, and The Psychedelic Relics, as well as local talent. There will be hot air balloon rides, tours of the Budweiser Brewery, a petting zoo, and various displays for people of all ages. Nashua’s own Rob Holland, a world aerobatic champion, will be featured in air shows each day of the Ribfest: Friday at 6:30, Saturday at 3:30, and Sunday at 1:30.
Tickets for the Rock’n Ribfest can be purchased at the gate or prior to June 10 online; they provide general admission to many activities. General ticket information is available here. There are additional charges for the Friday Night Barbecue Tasting, the Saturday night comedy show, rides, food vendors, etc. Sunday June 16 is Military Appreciation Day; there will be free admission for anyone with a military ID and up to four family members.
Sponsored by the Nashua West Rotary Club, all proceeds from the Rock’n Ribfest will go to support local nonprofits. This site lists some of the organizations that have benefited in the past. The Rock’n Ribfest is held at the Anheuser-Busch complex, 221 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. There will be parking at nearby lots and shuttle buses. Click here for directions and parking info.
The 2013 Rock’n Ribfest website offers extensive information on this great annual event.