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"Rims & Ribs" RetroFest/RibFest 2023

RetroFest is partnering with RibFest in 2023 to present "Rims & Ribs"!

If you love classic cars and great food, this is the event for you. Save the dates for May 26 to May 28 as the annual event will rev up on Friday the Rims with a "New Gen/Old Gen" Car Party in the Downtown Chatham Centre Parking lot while the Ribs take over Tecumseh Park along with the vendors. Saturday will be the Kent Historic Auto Club Classic Car Show, Ms. RetroFest, and Junior Judges. Take a stroll through the downtown core to see classic cars of all vintages, proudly displayed by their owners. Don't be afraid to ask questions and take pictures of your favourites! Sunday in the Park has been extended until 6pm, followed by a  ticketed event called the "Pit Stop" at Sons of Kent Brewery.

You don't want to miss the incredible, finger-licking ribs. You're going to want to try them all before you name your favourite! Check out Tecumseh Park, filled with vendors, rides and retro-fun activities for the whole family, then settle in for a weekend of live entertainment. 

Planning is underway and you can follow along with details on their website.