This year is the 20th anniversary of Ribfest. This year's entertainment includes local bands, multi-selling national rock acts and country. Ribfest 2017 is June 1 - 3 at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

Thursday, June 1

  • A 20th anniversary throwback featuring:
  • Johnny Holm Band (headliner)
  • Kory & the Fireflies
  • DNR

Friday, June 2

Saturday, June 3

  • Kip Moore
  • Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
  • Chris Hawkey
  • Maiden Dixie

Sanford Children's Hospital will once again sponsor KidzFest from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday featuring games, activities, Phil Baker, inflatables, the ZooMobile and more. KidzFest is free.

Rib vendors this year include Rasta Joe's, Cowboys, Aussom Aussie, Johnson's BBQ, Porky & Beans, Desperado's, Just North of Memphis and Heck's BBQ out of Vermillion.

Camping will be available this year at Ribfest. To make reservations, call 605-367-7178.

There will even be music during the day this year. Derek Post will perform starting at 11:00 AM on Thursday and Kyle Knutson performs Friday at 11:00 AM. Rib vendors will be offering a free side dish from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.

Hours are 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Admission is FREE each day from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Premier Center Box Office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Military members and veterans can receive a complimentary general admission ticket for themselves plus one guest at the gate with a valid I.D. Kids 12 and under are free (general admission area only) when accompanied by an adult.

Ticket prices:

General admission:

  • All-weekend pass: $25
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM - $5
  • Friday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM - $15
  • Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM - $15

VIP Tickets:

Includes access to a VIP pit area in front of the stage including a private bar and bathrooms.

  • All-weekend pass: $50
  • Thursday only: $10
  • Friday only: $30
  • Saturday only: $30

Ribfest is sponsored by Campbell's and produced by SMG Sioux Falls, Sioux Empire Fair Association, and Pepper Entertainment.


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