Starboard Grill owner and chef Brad Declerq challenges local barbecuers to try and dethrone him as king of ribs during the annual Family Food Fest on June 2. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Who’s got the best ribs in Port Alberni?

Family Food Fest seeks entrants to annual rib contest

The annual Family Food Fest will be held on Sunday, June 2 at the Alberni District Fall Fair grounds from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The festival committee would like to expand on the Barbecue Ribs Competition, with more competitors.

The competition will see Brad Declercq, owner and chef at Starboard Grill—also the winner of the last two competitions—challenges others to beat him. Do you have that secret rib recipe that will dethrone the king of ribs?

If you are interested in the challenge you will need to speak up, as there are only eight contestants that can compete. Each entrant pays $100, which includes three- to five-kilogram boxes of ribs from Hertel’s. Ribs must be prepared in an Island Health-permitted premise and then brought cooked the day of the event.

Contestants also need to bring containers and be prepared to serve and converse with the spectators. Participants are encouraged to provide their own signage and hand out materials. The table, electricity if needed and a 10-foot-by-10-foot tent will all be provided.

For more information or to sign up as a participant, call 250-723-9313 or e-mail avfoodfest@gmail.com.

“We want to expand the number of vendors that attend, build on the day with lots of kids’ games and local entertainers, lots of raffles and an expanded silent auction and loonie toonie auction, all the while keeping the event affordable for all to attend,” a spokesperson said.

The non- for-profit group that will benefit from the proceeds will be AV Hospice Society. Gate admission prices are $2 per individual or $5 per family.

The Fall Fair grounds are located at 4090 Hollywood St.

Just Posted

B.C.-born hockey official talks to IIHF about switching European rule book to NHL rules

Rob Shick will represent NHL at 4th World Hockey Forum in Russia

Alberni vet heading to Africa with Veterinarians Without Borders

Dr. Roberta Templeton and her vet husband will help dairy farmers in Uganda

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Helping with Christmas bird count is ‘citizen science’

Port Alberni’s bird count will be Dec. 28, 2019; volunteers are needed

BUDGET 2020: Port Alberni Fire Department needs new equipment

Police services ask for funding for community policing office

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Most Read