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31st Northwest Ohio Rib-Off

The 31st Annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, presented by The Blade, will take place August 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2014 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee. 

The Rib-Off closes out the summer of its 31st with mouth-watering BBQ alongside performances by War, Ted Nugent and Dennis DeYoung.

   “We are excited to present the Rib-Off again,” says Mike Mori, director of sales for The Blade and director of the event. “This is one of the highlights of the summer in Northwest Ohio, and we’re proud to be able to bring it to our readers.”

The air at the Lucas County Fairgrounds will be filled once again with thick smoke from grills, smokers,and cookers. Award winning BBQers from across the nation will be in attendance,along with Toledo’s local favorites, all competing to take home the People’s Choice Award and Best In Northwest Ohio.

Many of these vendors are the same national award-winning grill-masters who take their delicious outdoor cuisine to competitions all across the nation, so it’s sure to offer a wide variety of tastes from all over the country.

Nothing goes better with savory BBQ than a rocking band.  Thursday night will showcase American funk band, War; Friday features Detroit native, rock legend Ted Nugent. The entertainment for Saturday evening will be Dennis DeYoung featuring The Music of Styx.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Seating for all concerts is limited,so pre-purchasing Rib-Off tickets is advised.

Tickets for War are $6 in advance and $10at the gate.  VIP Seating Tickets for War are $22.50 in advance. Tickets for Ted Nugent are $8 in advance and $12 at the gate.  VIP Seating Tickets for Nugent are $29.50 in advance. Tickets for Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx are $7 in advance and $10 at gate.  VIP seating for DeYoung are $25 in advance. General Admission tickets can be purchased in person at any TIREMAN or Andersons location, the Stranahan Theater Box Office in person or via phone at 419-381-8851, or at  The VIP Seating Tickets are available in person at the Stranahan Theater Box Office or via phone at 419-381-8851, or on-line at are only available at the Fairgrounds gate the day of each of the show.   

Hours for the Rib-Off are Thursday, August 7, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, August 8, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, August 9, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, August 10, noon to 7 p.m.  Friday and Saturday admission is free until 3:00 pm. Sunday admission is free all day, and is sponsored by Cedar Creek Church, which will also provide the music for the day.

Event date:

Thursday August 07 - Sunday August 10, 2014


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Lucas County Fairgrounds
1406 Key St.
Maumee, OH 43537
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Mike Mori: 419.724.6380

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