Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest Cancellation

The Exchange Club of Naperville, organizers of the 33rd annual Ribfest, have spent the past few months in constant careful situation analysis and discussion, in order to accurately and comprehensively assess the current climate for summer festivals. In consideration of the current COVID-19 conditions and recent capacity restrictions mandated by the state, the Club has concluded that the health and safety of Ribfest attendees, volunteers, and entertainers cannot be guaranteed for such a large-scale public event. Therefore, the Exchange Club of Naperville, along with the Village of Romeoville, regretfully believes that Ribfest simply cannot go forward this year. Please click here for full details.

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News & Updates

Refund Update for Exchange Club of Naperville

Thank you for purchasing tickets this year for Ribfest. Tickets for this year’s event will be automatically refunded to your credit card that was used to purchase the tickets. You should see that credit within the next 7-10 days if not sooner. As you may know, Ribfest is more than an annual family, food, fun and music event. It is a major fundraising event, run each year by volunteer members of the Exchange Club of Naperville and thousands of community volunteers, with proceeds going toward the Club’s mission to prevent child abuse and domestic violence.

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Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest Cancellation

The Exchange Club of Naperville, organizers of the 33rd annual Ribfest, have spent the past few months in constant careful situation analysis and discussion, in order to accurately and comprehensively assess the current climate for summer festivals. In consideration of the current COVID-19 conditions and recent capacity restrictions mandated by the state, the Club has concluded that the health and safety of Ribfest attendees, volunteers, and entertainers cannot be guaranteed for such a large-scale public event. Therefore, the Exchange Club of Naperville, along with the Village of Romeoville, regretfully believes that Ribfest simply cannot go forward this year.

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Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest 2020 On Track For July 2-5

The Exchange Club of Naperville continues to work to bring the best- and safest-possible festival experience to Deer Crossing Park in Romeoville, Illinois, for its 33rd Annual Ribfest planned for the days and evenings of July 2 through 5, 2020.

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Ribfest Statement

The safety of our patrons, volunteers, partners, and artists remains our greatest priority. With that in mind, we will in the upcoming months monitor information provided to us by public officials, healthcare professionals, and industry experts.

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