Northumberland Ribfest & Music Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Cobourg

August 16-18, 2019


Thank-you to everyone who attended, to our ribbers, vendors, sponsors, bands
and many, many volunteers.
See you next year!
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The 12th annual Northumberland Ribfest & Music Festival has come and gone and it was a blast! Each year, the number of visitors gets bigger, the food gets better and the Rotary Club of Cobourg is able to do more in the community and abroad because of your support.

For the very first time, the Northumberland Ribfest was GREEN! That's right! Partnering with Northumberland County Waste Department, we recycled and also diverted all organic waste generated at Ribfest. Stay tuned!

Simply Queen Tribute BandFor 2018 we had another outstanding lineup of entertainment and two headline acts.  On Saturday night the Queen tribute band, Simply Queen put on an amazing show. They performed all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and faithfully recreated the grand scope of Queen's live shows, both musically and visually.


Fleetwood Nicks and Practically PettyOn Sunday we had a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty.

Fleetwod Nicks & Practically Petty is fronted by Anna Leeming portraying Stevie Nicks with the look, sound and soul that made Fleetwood Mac a legend. Gerry Parsons is wildly convincing as Tom Petty and together they left the crowd wanting more.

Check out all the great entertainment we had this year.  

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This event is a fundraiser to help the Rotary Club of Cobourg support worthy causes at home and abroad. A few of the contributions we have made in the past include:

$800,000 commitment to the Northumberland Hills Hospital
$300,000 commitment to the Cobourg Community Centre
Ongoing development of Cobourg Heritage harbour
Literacy projects at home and abroad
Clean water projects
Polio eradication

Our August Ribfest weekend is one of three major fund raising activities the Club undertakes. In February we hold our Annual Sportsman's Night Dinner & Auction and every Canada Day Weekend we host our Rotary Arts & Crafts Festival as part of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival.

The Rotary Club of Cobourg is grateful for the support of the following platinum sponsors:

Northumberland County

HTM - Hamilton Township Mutual insurance  McDougall Insurance