In 2021 only, Ribs on the Ridge will be hosted on July 3, in conjunction with Haines City’s Thunder on the Ridge (July 4).
Ribs on the Ridge BBQ Competition
In affiliation with Florida BBQ Association, Haines City Leisure Services Department hosts this annual event at Lake Eva Park. This event is to big that it draws barbecue teams from across Florida and other states. For the 13th year, professional and amateur teams will be competing for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights. If you’re looking to learn more about cooking great barbecue yourself, then be sure to stop at one of the many local vendor tents. These local experts love to share expert BBQ tips and cooking advice.
This competition is a qualifier for:
- The Jack Daniels Invitational, the super bowl of BBQ world championships
- The American Royal in Kansas City, MO which is the largest and oldest contest world championship
- Florida BBQ Association’s invitational – Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown Invitational
Be sure to read about Thunder on the Ridge and other 4th of July Celebrations taking place in Polk County this weekend. You may also want to visit Haines City’s Ribs and Thunder on the Ridge Facebook event page.