2018 Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest
presented by Miller Lite

Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 – FREE ENTRY

Noon to 9 p.m.

2018 Heinz Field Rib Fest

The Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival is Pittsburgh’s favorite yearly tradition! FREE admission* offers access to the best ribs in the country, world-class entertainment, games and rides – and much more! Bring your Steelers and Panthers pride with you, along with your appetite!

Check out our list of events each day and don’t miss a thing! You can even cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

*NOTE: Admission to Rib Fest does not grant access into Pitt Panthers or Pittsburgh Steelers football games. Tickets for these games are sold separately.

Special Rib Fest Hotel Offer

DoubleTree by Hilton, the official hotel provider for the Heinz Field Rib Fest, is offering exclusive discounts to our fans! Book your hotel with a check-in and check-out on any day between August 26 and September 5 for a special rate. Use code “HFK” at checkout.

2018 Rib Fest Champions

Best Ribs

  1. Pig Foot
  2. Big Boned BBQ
  3. Texas Pit

Best Sauce

  • Old Carolina

People’s Choice Award

  • Bad Azz BBQ


Click Here to view contact information. If you’re interested in participating in the 2018 Rib Fest by cooking your ribs, working as a vendor or sponsoring the event, please fill out our online form.

Rib Fest Sponsors