Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
More than 80 barbecue teams from all over will compete on April 20 - 21, 2018, at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in the 19th annual Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival. The proceeds from the delicious, mouthwatering event benefit seven local Children’s Charities.
This is an event sanctioned by Kansas City BBQ Society. Thousands of people pay to enjoy chicken, pork and beef. They also can enjoy 11 hours of live music, a Kids Play Zone and plenty of food and drinks.
This is the largest fundraiser for Springfield Southeast Rotary and the other Rotary clubs and Rotaract Club of Springfield. The Festival has raised $1.8 million for these charities in the past 18 years.
Event organizers need sponsors at levels of $100, $300, $500, $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000. Go to https://rocknribs.com/support/ to see the perks of each level.
Organizers are also looking for volunteers for the three days before the event, the event itself, and the day afterwards. Go to https://www.rocknribs.com/volunteer to see what shifts and positions are available. More than 1,300 volunteers were at the event in 2017.
Our club's booth needs volunteers on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Contact Adrienne McCoy or Steve Gimenez to sign up to pass out samples to the public and have fun. Volunteers here get a free ticket and parking pass.