Lovers of all things saucy and smoky are going to be in pure barbeque heaven this coming weekend.
Hamilton will be playing host to a touring drive-thru rib festival, bringing all kinds of indulgent, meaty goodness to town.
In a year where the COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting our ability to gather for large festivals and events, this drive-thru rib fest endeavours to fill a bit of the gap and bring a typical summer staple to town in a pandemic-safe format.
Northern Heat Rib Series will be bringing the event to Hamilton in the parking lot of Lime Ridge Mall from June 18th to 20th, featuring award-winning rib teams and other food vendors.
Attendees can stay in their vehicles, pick a drive-thru lane for whichever food vendor they’d like, and load up on some summery barbecue classics to enjoy in the car or take home.
Northern Heat will also be bringing a second rib festival to Hamilton, taking place in the lower city later in the summer with a stop at McMaster Innovation Park in August.
In the future, Northern Heat Rib Series plans to host large in-person festivals that will include craft beer and, of course, those communal vibes we’ve all been missing during the pandemic.
Check out the Northern Heat website for more details about this weekend’s event.
Lead image courtesy of @northernheatribseries