Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: A Not So Simple Rib Fest in Wolcott CT

A Not So Simple Rib Fest in Wolcott CT

A little back yard competition over 10 years ago has evolved into an event. Thirteen teams armed with seasoning, pork, ribs, chicken and imagination competed for ribbons and bragging rights that will last for through the next year.

wolcott CT Rib festThere is no publicity, yet for the 10th year crowds knew to find their way to Peterson Park in Wolcott CT on the 3rd Saturday of September and wander up the tents picking at the offerings of the  contestants.

Pork and chicken was being deep fried, marinated in secret sauces, smoked, grilled then cut up into pieces for all to eat.

While the sampling was being offered, the main dishes were being  prepared to be formally presented to the judges.

Specially seasoned chicken being cut for presentation and placed out for tasting by attendees.

Through the day this was a repetitive scene.

While walking down the rows, you could be offered, pulled pork, pork laced macaroni and cheese; deep fried chicken tenders; deep fried Oreos; boneless ribs; corn chowder, deep fried corn on the cob and it kept going.


The proceeds from this event were being donated to needy families in Wolcott CT, in exchange for permitted the use of the field.

It was a full afternoon and needless to say, there was little desire for dinner at the end of the day.


A Not So Simple Rib Fest in Wolcott CT




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Comment balloon 13 commentsEd Silva • September 19 2015 05:17PM


What a great annual event and now that you have my mouth watering, I think I'll grab some friends and go visit our local rib joint in Naples!  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) about 5 years ago

wow Ed Silva  looks and sounds yummy and delicious --now I am really hungry

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 5 years ago

What a great event -- good food mixed with a good cause, Ed. And I can see why no one was hungry for dinner afterwards!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 5 years ago


Ron and I would have enjoyed this event...and would have been delighted to support the cause...Wishing you a great week.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 5 years ago

Ed I think I gained 10 pounds just reading the list of the different BBQ at this event :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 5 years ago

Now that it is 3:00 and I haven't had lunch as yet, I'm really hungry. Sounds like an amazing event.

Make it a great week!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 5 years ago

I can almost smell those ribs.   One of my favorite foods

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 5 years ago

Hi Ed.  That is such a cool event.  Still going strong after 10 years.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 5 years ago

So, ED....I'm not a meat eater, but the fact that this money goes to needy families is great AND I just love the story you wove about the event itself! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 5 years ago


That's pretty cool. How fun that it started so simply! Clearly it's become an area favorite. So what's YOUR fave? O rare you an unbiased visitor?


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 5 years ago

What a fun way to taste all kinds of tasty treats. This is an example of locals stepping up and doing something for those that are less fortunate.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) about 5 years ago

Wow this sounds like a great event!  

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 5 years ago

 Good Saturday morning Ed. This does sound like a great way to enjoy all sorts of tasty treats and help the local community.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 5 years ago