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General Information

Dates & Hours

Friday, August 19, 6pm – 11pm


Saturday August 20, 3pm – 11pm*

* Alcoholic beverage sales will close at 10:30pm each day.


Little Bear Ribfest will be held at picturesque Century Park in Vernon Hills, IL. The address of the park is 1001 Lakeview Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Click HERE for a map/directions.

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Admission Info

Admission to Little Bear Ribfest is $5 per person. Children 5 & under are admitted FREE.

Ticket info – Online ticket sales! Purchase your tickets ahead of time and skip the lines at the ticket booths. Click the link below to purchase your tickets.

Ribfest Ticket Link

No coolers or outside food or beverages are allowed in the park.

Pets are not allowed in the park, other than approved service animals.


Free parking is available at the Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Click HERE for a map.  There will be a free shuttle beginning at 6:00pm each night, and will run until 11:30pm. Do not use the private parking lots adjacent to the festival grounds.


Please visit our FAQ’s page or call 847-996-6800 with questions.

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