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The Carolina Fireplace Port City RibFest organizers are strongly encouraging attendees to take the provided shuttle to avoid traffic and overflow parking at Battleship Park. If you show your provided wristband at the entrance to the Festival, you’ll save $2 off your ticket price. If you’d like to catch one of our Mercedes-Benz shuttles for the festival, here is what you need to know….

When is the Shuttle running for Carolina Fireplace Port City RibFest?

Friday, August 15 – from 10 am until 1 am
Saturday, August 16 – from 10 am until 1 am
Sunday, August 17 – from 11 am until 8 pm

Where do I catch the Shuttle for Carolina Fireplace Port City RibFest?

At the corner of Market Street and Second Street. We will drive you over to Battleship Park. Pickup will be at the same location for return across the bridge to Market Street.

What is the cost for a Shuttle to Carolina Fireplace Port City RibFest?

Ride with us for just $5 per person round trip. As long as you still have the wristband we provide you when we drop you off, you’ll be able to ride back on the shuttle. Show your wristband at the entrance and SAVE $2 on admission! 

Where is Carolina Fireplace  Port City RibFest?

The Festival will be held at in the park adjacent to the majestic USS Battleship North Carolina overlooking the beautiful Cape Fear River.

Why is Carolina Fireplace  Port City RibFest so awesome?

At last year’s inaugural event, over 17,000 people attended the event celebrating great BBQ (Memphis-style, Chicago-style, Texas-
style, even North Carolina style) and great music, with some other tasty libations thrown in.It features champion pitmasters from around the country who participate on a summer circuit. These guys have been at their trade for a long time. Added to the succulent BBQ offerings is a good helping of side items, desserts and a multitude of drink options.

2014 Port City RibFest Live Music provided by…

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Dirty Bourbon River Show
Seven Handle Circus
Gigi Dover & Eric Lovell The Big Love
Mac and Juice
L Shape Lot
No Dollar $hoes
Bootleg Dynasty
The Clams
Massive Grass
Shawn Richardson
American Patchwork
KD, Keven Durant