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  • Are there gluten free options?
    All of the rib trucks offer gluten free options!
  • Are minors allowed on site?
    Yes, minors are welcome on site, however as we are a fully liquor licensed site, we require a guardian who is 19+ to be present with them at all times.
  • Can I bring outside food or drink into the RibFest site?
    Sorry, no outside food or drink is permitted at RibFest. There is a water bottled filling station on site. A condition of our liquor license is that outside drinks (even water) can't be brought in.
  • Can I bring my pet to Harbourside RibFest?
    Sorry, no pets are allowed on the Harbourside RibFest site. Service animals are always welcome.
  • Where can I park?
    Downtown Dartmouth has street parking, and some parking garages. Or you can park in Halifax and take the ferry across!
  • How much is entry?
    Entry to Harbourside Ribfest is only $2! Ribfest is an entirely volunteer run fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour, and all proceeds of the festival go towards projects focussing on: providing clean water, protecting mothers and children, fighting disease, promoting peace, protecting the environment, and providing education!
  • Why can't I bring water into RibFest?
    A condition of our liquor license is that outside drinks (even water) can't be brought in. There is a water bottled filling station on site.
  • Can I smoke on the RibFest site?
    Sorry, smoking is not permitted on the RibFest site.
  • What form of payment is accepted?
    You pay the $2 fee to enter RibFest with cash or tap credit/debit. The rib trucks are CASH only. There are ATMs onsite. Local vendors choose if they accept credit/debit cards or only cash.
  • When is RibFest coming to my town?
    Harbourside RibFest is a 100% volunteer run event organized by the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour. RibFests at other locations are run by other organizations. You may see some of the same famous ribbers, but they are independent and choose which locations they visit.
  • Where is Harbourside RibFest?
    Harbourside RibFest is happing at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. Yes, the Halifax Waterfront was a great location, but it is no longer available.
  • What happens if it rains?
    Bluenoses are tough, but rain can be a real drag. There is a large covered area to enjoy your food and drink, plus live entertainment all day.
  • Halifax RibFest or Harbourside RibFest?
    Good questions. We used to be called Halifax RibFest or RibFest Halifax. We are now called Harbourside RibFest, but don't worry, we are just as good.
  • Are there ATMs on site?
    Yes! But if you want to save on ATMs fee, may we suggest bringing cash with you.
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