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 Gates which are located on the west side of the grounds at entrance W3 & W5. 

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

A. Re-entry is allowed with original wristband or stamp.

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
  • Pepper Spray
  • Large umbrellas
  • Tables
  • Glass containers
  • Filming/recording equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Signs


Thank You to Our Generous Supporters