Muskoka Summer Ribfest

One of the best events during the Summer here in Muskoka was the Ribfest & Boatshow held at the Muskoka Wharf, in Gravenhurst, Ontario. This was an annual event here in Cottage country up North where even the best of American Southern Ribs including the Bloomin' Onion Food Truck travelled all the way up North to Canada to participate in this delicious and fun event. As you can see, I was amazed by these colourful Billboards advertising about their Ribs, Pulled pork and barbeque chicken. There were fresh sweet corns too. Are you hungry already? I have to admit that they were all the best and that it was hard to choose which one to line up to. Believe me, the line up to each one was long. But it was worth the wait! 
Each participant even displayed all of the awards they won for being the Best! 
It was worth the long line up no matter what the time was that day. 
The best of the best in BBQ ribs and chicken.
Then of course, our locally produced Muskoka Beer. 
I got the half ribs and chicken with coleslaw and beans with my favourite drink Cream Ale Muskoka Beer. 
I love that I learn something new, this is the Bloomin Fried Onion coming all the way from Southern U.S.A.
This is similar to onion rings but instead made from a huge Vidalia onion that is flowered and deep fried. 
It was our first time to try this and it was delicious. 
Of course, we cannot miss the Funnel Cakes with Muskoka strawberries, Vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar. 
Taking a food break by looking at these American muscle cars - Pontiac Camaro.
There were Live Music Entertainment during the day and until the night.
Isn't this a beautiful and sweet stand? Anyone for Slurpees, Candy Apples or Cotton Candy?
There were rides and games overlooking Lake Muskoka.
We tried to win some of these prizes. 
 A view of Muskoka Wharf and some boats on display during the Boatshow.
All aboard the Royal Mail Ship Segwun which offers a cruise around Lake Muskoka sharing its history, showing its natural wilderness and fabulous Canadian cottages around the Lake. 

Enjoy your Summer Weekend! 

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  1. It is so nice to read about such a fun event and that food looks so yummy! :)

  2. We don't have anything like this here in SA, your photos were so fun and interesting to see!

  3. Hi Pamela! Must be an amazing event, funny and really delicious!:) The good looks so good, especially the Funnel Cake, yum yum!:) Enjoy your summer weekend as well dear, kisses! xo

  4. I'm not a fan of meat but I would have gone for any dessert. The funnel cakes look great!

  5. Amazing blog and nice post!! Would you like to follow each other?? Let me know.. :)



  6. Fried onion, now that´s something I would love to try :D

  7. Yum!! I'm craving me some of that right now! I was thinking about the upcoming Montgomery County Fair near my shop. Will have to dash over to see if they have ribs and funnel cake.
    x Loi

  8. WOW!!! This definitely looks like something I would LOVE!

  9. It looks like a happy event Pam! Those spare ribs look huge!!!!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

  10. What a great day out Pamela, I love me some ribs. Pop some in your bag for me and some candy floss too please while I ride just go and the paddle boat:)

  11. Ohhhh. Funnel Cakes! I can almost smell this place from your great photos.

  12. Great blog. Would you like to follow each ohter? - it would be fantastic;)

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    1. Thank you. I follow you now on GFC and Instagram, too.
      I like your blog and I like everything about travel & style <3

  13. this looks really good...those bloomin' onions are addicting for sure!

  14. Fellow Canadian! This looks a lot like the Calgary Stampede, but a smaller version perhaps? I love carnivals though! And the food looks so epically delicious! Please remind me not to stop by your blog when you're posting food pictures, lOL (still recovering from jaw surgery). But overall, looks like a lot of fun :)


  15. Pamela, I would go bonkers at this event! HAHAHA I love every food item there. Can you believe I live in New Orleans and can't find good bbq here? It's crazy! Thanks for sharing girl. :D Yummy Yum Yum

  16. fun photos! a bbq looks amazing :) hope you had a great time!

  17. Fun photos! Looks like it was a great time. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

  18. A ribfest??? Naaah, I am sooooo jealous, I love this kind of events!!

  19. Hi dear, thanks so much for your wonderful thoughtful comments, you are too sweet!

  20. Looks like you had an amazing day, I would love to enjoy a trip in the boat and some of that delicious food.
    You know also cotton candy is one of my favourite sweets ever?
    Have a great week Pam.

  21. what an adventure. it looks like so much fun to go to one of those especially during the summer!

  22. it's 11 pm and i am really hungry now because of these photos...pfffff!!!
    great post!

  23. It look super fun! Yummy food and good mood is enough for nice day!


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