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.

Ribfest FAQ

Below is a list of general questions and answers about Ribfest. For frequently asked questions regarding Ribfest Sponsorships, visit the Sponsor FAQ page.

Q. Who puts on Ribfest?

Ribefest FAQA. Ribfest is a fundraiser put on by the Exchange Club of Naperville to raise funds to help fight child abuse, domestic violence and to strengthen families in our local communities. We are proud to be celebrating the 33rd year of Ribfest and to date have contributed over $18 million back to our community to support this effort. Volunteer run and mission driven, Ribfest is always in need of more volunteers! The Exchange Club of Naperville welcomes anyone to join our membership that shares our vision for a better tomorrow. For more info check out our website

Q. What Gate do I enter?

A. All ticket options will be accepted at any gate.

Q. What if I get separated from my child? What is Child ID?

A. Ribfest provides child identification inside each of the three gates at Ribfest. Child registration can help if you become separated from your child.

HINT: take your child’s photo right before you enter the park.

If your child gets lost, immediately contact the nearest police officer or Ribfest representative and provide them with a detailed description of your child– clothing, age, name, last location etc.

Q. Is there any re-entry into the park allowed?

A. Re-entry is allowed with original wristband.

What not to bring to Ribfest:

Anything that may create a safety hazard or interfere with other patrons enjoyment of Ribfest including:
  • Coolers of any size
  • Pets. EXCEPTION- Service animals with documentation
  • Illicit drugs
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Food including snacks
  • Beverages of any kind. EXCEPTIONS- 1 liter total of factory sealed non-flavored water per patron and baby formula
  • Weapons of any kind including “Concealed Carry” firearms
  • Large umbrellas
  • Tables
  • Glass containers
  • Filming/recording equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Signs


Thank You to Our Generous Supporters

Romeoville, IL July 2-5, 2020
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