Pinnacle Bank Arena

22nd Annual Capital City Ribfest

Brought to you by NE Pork Producers

Aug 16 - 18 , 2018
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  • Aug 16 - 18 , 2018
  • Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Space
  • $5 at the Gate Only
    Free for Kids ages 11 & younger

    FREE ADMISSION & FREE SIDES: On Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 from 11AM – 2PM with a can of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln as a suggested admission.
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  • $5 — Festival Parking Lot
    $5 — Haymarket Park Lots 20-21
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About The Event

Thursday, August 16
11:30AM — TBA
7:00PM — TBA

Friday, August 17
11:30AM — TBA
7:10PM — TBA
8:30PM — TBA

Saturday, August 18
7:00PM — TBA
9:00PM — TBA

Event Dates & Times

Thursday, Aug. 16 — 11AM to 10PM
Friday, Aug. 17 — 11AM to 11:30PM
Saturday, Aug. 18 — 11AM to 11:30PM

Admission at the Gate Only
$5.00 — Adults
FREE — Kids 11 & Under
On Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17, admission is FREE from 11AM – 2PM with a can of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln as a suggested admission.

Participating Rib Vendors  

  • Aussom Aussie: Sydney, Australia
  • Desperado’s BBQ & Rib Co.: Hinckley, OH
  • Howling Coyote Southwestern BBQ: Chicago, IL
  • Johnson’s BBQ: Chesapeake, VA
  • Porky N’ Beans: Port St. Lucie, FL
  • BBQ King Smokehouse: Woodstock, IL
  • Blazing Bronco BBQ Co.: Cleveland, OH

2017 Ribfest Sponsors

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Directions to festival space public parking

(SMG-Managed: 402.904.4444)

  • Take West “O” Street to Sun Valley Boulevard.
  • Take a right onto Sun Valley Boulevard and go north to Line Drive.
  • From Line Drive follow the signs to the Festival Space parking lot.

Patrons may walk to the arena utilizing the connecting Pedestrian Bridge and will land at the northeast corner of the arena, approximately 28 feet off the ground and will also connect to the east side of the arena at ground level.


No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed in the festival area. Also no skateboards or bicycles inside the festival area.

*Vendors subject to change

Event Dates

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  • Tickets can be purchased at the gate only.

    Kids 11 & under are free.