Al More, from Tony Roma's, works up a sweat on the grill.
Scott Cushman lays on the special Jack the Ribber sauce.
Luke Anthem passes out some samples from Route 55's grill.
Dan Innis provides Carson, 3, with another fork full of barbecued ribs.
Nick Patton takes a bite into some of Boss Hogg's ribs.
Trying out the ribs are (from left) Linda Savasta, Wendy Marsh and Dave Marsh.
London Community News
By Sean Meyer/London Community News/Twitter: Newswriter22
The 26th edition of London Ribfest is well underway and even the city’s seventh extreme heat alert of the year couldn’t keep the crowds away.
London Ribfest runs until Monday, in Victoria Park, and brings more than 200,000 people to the park who will enjoy the creations of 10 competitive ribbers. In addition to the ribbers, 100 food vendors, some 250 exhibitors and 75 bands across five stages keep the fun coming, all for free.
With more than 200,000 people coming through the Victoria Park gates, it is no surprise Doug Hiller, president and promoter of Family Shows Canada — which took over Ribfest six years ago — said managing all the trash is his biggest problem each year. To solve that problem, or perhaps complicate it, Hiller said makes sure everything at Ribfest is recycled, right down to the composting.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily through until Monday (Aug. 6).
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