2017 Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest

Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 – FREE ENTRY – 12 to 11 p.m.

Welcome to the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field. It’s all about family! You’ll find food and fun for all ages. FREE admission offers the best ribs in the country, world class entertainment, games and rides for the kids, and much more. Bring along your Steelers pride and appetite to this Pittsburgh tradition.

2016 Winners

2016 Rib Fest Winners

Best Ribs

  1. Texas Pit
  2. Smokin’ Ts
  3. Rib-Bins BBQ

Best Sauce

  • Bad Azz BBQ

People’s Choice Award

  • Smoke Shack B.B.Q.


Click Here to view contact information. If you’re interested in cooking your ribs, working as a vendor or sponsoring the event, please fill out our online form.

Rib Fest Sponsors