Meridian Idaho Hosts Northwest Ribfest 2012! Main Idaho Real Estate Insights
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Meridian Idaho 2012 Ribfest

Meridian, ID

The 2012 Northwest Ribfest will be Saturday, June 30th from 11:00am to 9:00pm & Sunday, July 1st from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park (Fairview/Eagle), in Meridian, Idaho. This is a FREE admission event to the public and should prove to be one of the most exciting summer events for the whole family in the Treasure Valley.

For 2 days, Meridian will explode into life with non-stop cooking and family-friendly events that are sure to bring a smile to every face. The event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and will feature top barbeque teams from around the country. They will be competing for a huge $10,000 purse and the chance to claim the title of Grand Champion.

In addition to the barbeque competition, there will be live music at the new outside amphitheater with great headliners, over a hundred food and non-food vendors, a mechanical bull, beer, margarita and wine gardens, a special VIP tent area with all you can eat and drink - courtesy of Kanak Attack catering and we will also host a $10,000 fishing derby! Don't miss the other fun kids activities and bring everyone to the Pageant Girls' dunk tank.

Fishing Derby.... bring your fishing pole for a chance to catch the $10,000 trout!

      - To be eligible to win, each contestant must be registered. No fee required to register... donations are appreciated.

      - Each person fishing must have a fishing license and you can get them at the event from the Department of Fish & Game.

      - The Department of Fish & Game will be releasing the tagged, prize trout at the beginning of the derby and overseeing the derby.

      - Registration is Saturday from 11:00am - 4:30pm.

      - Derby is Saturday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm or until the fish is caught. The fish will be released at 3:00pm.

      - The $10,000 trout must be landed and in hand by the time the Derby ends at 5:00pm.

Visit the Pageant Girl Dunk Tank!

Come DUNK a pageant girl for a great cause…Saturday, June 30 from 1 PM – 7 PM!  Jamie Lamb Hilton (Mrs. Idaho America 2009) was involved in a horrible, unexpected accident. You can follow her story on . All profits are going to help Jamie and her family. Current ladies prepared to be dunked are...

  - Beverly Hartle (Mrs. Idaho America 2012),

  - Lauralyn Salinas (Mrs. Idaho America 2007),

  - Sondra Lavoie (Mrs. Capital City 2012),

  - Chanthy Sek Birch (Mrs. Caldwell 2013),

  - Kristen Tatil (Miss Nampa 2012),

  - Juliet Pack Tietjen (Mrs. Utah 2012 & Mrs. Idaho 2005),

  - Angela Karren Pable (Mrs. Meridian 2013) and many more to be announced soon!!

The wonderful Kimberly Mulkey (Mrs. Mountain Home 2012) will be taking pictures of this great event for a great cause.

This is the current tentative schedule of activities taking place at the amphitheater:

Saturday, June 30

11AM-3PM         Soul Serine

1PM-3PM          Burley Grimes

3PM – 4PM       The Pursuit Sunday Rock

4PM – 6PM       Soul Honey

6PM – 7PM       Fallen Idol

7PM – 7:30PM  Kim York Dancers

7:30PM-9PM     Hambones

Sunday, July 1

11AM - 1PM        Soul Honey

1PM – 3PM          Burley Grimes

3PM-5PM             Edgar Guerrero

4PM – 4:30PM    Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo

5PM-6PM            Ribfest Competitors Awards Ceremony

6PM-7PM            Shiela’s Suga Shack / Band     

*** Special appearance with Psychic Sheila’s Suga Shack ***

General admission to the event is FREE! Don't miss out on the most delicious event Idaho will see this year - presented by Coca Cola, the Idaho Lottery and Krispy Kreme! This event is expected be one of the highest attended events of the year in the Treasure Valley and Idaho!

Posted by tlangford at 6/29/2012 1:12:00 AM
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