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

August 17-19, 2018


The fun begins at
4:00 p.m. on Friday!

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The 12th annual Northumberland Ribfest & Music Festival is just around the corner and it will be 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 is going GREEN! That's right! Partnering with Northumberland County Waste Department, we will be recycling and also diverting all organic waste generated at Ribfest. Stay tuned!

Simply Queen Tribute BandFor 2018 we have another outstanding lineup of entertainment and two headline acts.  On Saturday night the Queen tribute band, Simply Queen takes to the stage at 7:00 p.m. They perform all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen's live shows, both musically and visually.


Fleetwood Nicks and Practically PettyOn Sunday at 1:00 p.m. we have 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 will leave you screaming for more.

Check out all the great entertainment waiting for you.  

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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