DuPage County endorses plan to hold Ribfest 2022 in Wheaton after 2 COVID-19 cancellations

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Friday, January 21, 2022
DuPage County votes to hold Ribfest 2022 in Wheaton
A DuPage County Board committee voted to move Ribfest from Naperville, IL to fairgrounds in Wheaton for summer 2022 after two COVID-19 cancellations.

DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A longtime summer festival has started looking for a new home.

Ribfest is an award-winning festival of nationally-recognized ribbers with delicious BBQ ribs, pulled pork, BBQ chicken and tasty sauces.

Ribfest was held in Naperville for decades, but a Dupage County Board committee has endorsed a plan to move Ribfest to the county fairgrounds in Wheaton, the Daily Herald reported.

Under the proposal, the festival would take place on Father's Day weekend. The festival has traditionally taken place on Independence Day weekend.

The event was scheduled to happen in Romeoville for the past two summers but was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.