Ribfest from the Exchange Club of Naperville hosted a successful comeback this past weekend which was attended by thousands of fans and thanks all attendees for their support. Ribfest offered options for use of unredeemed tickets to holders who chose not to attend to the rescheduled shows. Ribfest has now clarified the policy for making a claim and the policy and procedure can be found on this site on the News & Updates page.

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 exchangeclub.org

Q. What Gate do I enter?

A. All ticket options will be accepted at the Astound Broadband Gates which are located on the west side of the grounds at entrance W3 & W5. There is a VIP Entrance located just east of the parking deck for VIP Sponsor Tent tickets only, as well as a gate on the east side of the grounds.   

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 must be vested.  This does not include Support dogs
  • 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