2017 Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest

Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 – FREE ENTRY – 12 to 10 p.m.

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For more information about the Kickoff and Rib Festival please call 412-697-7181.

Sponsorship and media requests can email John Wodarek at WodarekJ@Steelers.NFL.com.

Rib vendors can contact Rob Thompson at ThompsonR@Steelers.NFL.com.

Other vendors can contact Greg Hoyer at HoyerG@Steelers.NFL.com.


Entry to Rib Fest is completely free! Registration for the Steelers 5K or tickets for the Pitt vs. Youngstown State game must be purchased separately and are not free with entry to Rib Fest.

Rib fest opens at 12 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. every day.

No outside food or beverage is allowed on the fair grounds. This includes, but is not limited to, coolers.

Absolutely! Attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket to better enjoy their time at Rib Fest.

Check out HeinzField.com/stadium/parking for full details.