Roll up your sleeves and dig into the tasty menu at Gatlinburg's 7th annual Ribfest and Wings festival on Thursday, April 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. on River Road and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Come out and enjoy live entertainment and children's activities promising a lip-smackin' good time!
This year's event returns to the Aquarium area with the entertainment menu spiced up by the return of the Beat Daddys, featuring their soulful rock 'n roll blues. Awards will be presented to the best ribs or wings in six categories. All vendors will be vying for the coveted "People's Choice Award" chosen by popular vote. "We think this will be our best Ribfest & Wings extravaganza ever," said George Hawkins, Special Events Manager for the Department of Tourism.
An armband for Ribfest & Wings may be purchased for $12 that allows as long as they last sampling, or shell out a "buck for a bone or two wings."