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.

Please consider making a tax-deductible charitable donation in any amount, to support the mission of the Exchange Club of Naperville and its community partners in the battle against child abuse and domestic violence in all forms.

Refund Update for Exchange Club of Naperville

Published 6/25/2020

Hello Ribfest Fans, and fans of great outdoor music,

Hope this finds you safe and well. Thank you for purchasing tickets this year for Ribfest.

As you know, in these unprecedented times, COVID-19 conditions have forced the difficult decision not to hold Ribfest this year. We will have to wait until 2021 to showcase Ribfest in its new location at Deer Crossing Park in Romeoville.

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.

Without the event this year, those funds cannot be raised. Please therefore consider making a tax- deductible charitable donation in any amount, to support the mission of the Exchange club of Naperville and its community partners in the battle against child abuse and domestic violence in all forms.

Please visit our website to learn more and donate there. Ribfest.net/Donate

We will miss you on the Fourth of July, and look forward to seeing you back next year. Stay healthy.

For any updates for further information, including info on our upcoming acts for 2021, please visit us at www.ribfest.net

Bob Black, Chair Ribfest 2020 & 2021

Rick Grimes, Executive Director Ribfest

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