Ribfest’s last year in Naperville

Joey Glos, Staff Writer

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This year is Ribfest’s last year in Naperville. Ribfest will not be ending, however. It is moving to a new home in Romeoville. Knoch Knolls Park, the festival’s current venue, will be undergoing changes this summer that will result in the site being unsuitable for ribfest. The exchange club of Naperville, the organization responsible for running Ribfest, has announced that they are moving into the final stages of contract talks with Romeoville, although a specific location has yet to be announced.

Ribfest regularly draws as many as 200,000 people to Naperville. It is a charitable event that works to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence. It has raised more than $17.5 million for this cause over its years in Naperville. The festival was first held in 1988 and has been a part of the community for 32 years since.