Grab your favorite carnivore and head to ZooMiami for a three-day BBQ bonanza at Ribfest Nov 2-4. Enjoy live music (including headliners Molly Hatchet & James Otto), a classic car show, photo ops with the Zoo Squad (Gigi the giraffe, Kaz the rhino and Pio the red-billed oxpecker), a kids zone, discounted ZooMiami admission and a cook-off contest. National ribbers will compete in five categories: best ribs, beef brisket, pork, chicken and sauce.
2012 marks the return of Ribfest after a two-year hiatus. The event debuted in 2004 as part of the Miami-Dade Parks 75th anniversary celebration at the Homestead Air Reserve Park. It’s expected to be “stronger than ever” this year at its new, more centralized Zoo Miami location.
Ticket pricing (prices exclude the cost of food):
- General admission: $15 per person
- Ribfest and Zoo Combo admission tickets: $25; $12 on Friday only
- VIP tickets: $45 (includes a VIP lounge, Zoo Miami admission, VIP access restrooms, special seatings and food samplings & unlimited beer from 5-8pm Saturday and 3-6pm Sunday)