Riverside Rib Festival
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As part of our continued commitment to the safety of our staff, volunteers and Park guests, all Gathering Place on-site programs and events are canceled through Phase I of reopening. Click HERE to view our full statement. 

Riverside Rib Festival


August 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


QuikTrip Great Lawn

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Gathering Place is grilling-up a new barbeque tradition in Tulsa! Riverside Rib Festival is a day of cooking, chilling and chowing down with some of the best food vendors around! But we’re bringing more than just ribs! Local vendors will be serving up and selling their unique spin on BBQ inspired dishes and small plates. Try one or try all and be sure to cast a vote for your favorite to win the inaugural Riverside Rib Festival People’s Choice award. With live music, local brew and mouth-watering barbeque, there’s something for everyone at Riverside Rib Festival! 

Vote for your favorite BBQ Vendor by visiting the voting station next to the stage on the QuikTrip Great Lawn and completing a voting card. Your vote is also your entry to win a Weber 14.5” Mountain Smoker (a $200+ value)!


Riverside Rib Festival is free admission, no tickets or passes needed to attend!

Free shuttles for Riverside Rib Festival are available from 3 - 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. Shuttle pick up and drop off is located at 23rd Street Skate Park on the west side of the Arkansas River. Click HERE for a shuttle map.


BBQ Vendors Booths Include:

Curbside Comfort

Daddy B’s BBQ

Headhunter BBQ


Hot Mess BBQ

Jubilee Concessions

Mike’s BBQ

Mr. Nice Guys

Nimrod's Kitchen 

Rib Crib


Stickemup Food Truck

Tito's & Jack Daniels Bar

Dessert Options:

Frigid Whips


Don't miss performances by:

Wink Burcham


Jacob Tovar 

Mary Cogan 

Emcees: Tess Maune & Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz