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Vernon Ribfest canceled in 2024 due to ‘other commitments’: organizer

People line up for their barbecue at Ribfest at O’Keefe Ranch in 2023 (Liam Verster/Vernon Matters Staff)

By Liam Verster

Cancellation Update

May 28, 2024 | 1:23 p.m.

Ribfest grillers won’t stop in Vernon this summer as other communities have been selected as hosts for the event.

The Vernon Ribfest Society announced on its website in late May that it would not hold the annual event in 2024.

In an email to Vernon countsthe local organizer explained that the ribbers had chosen other communities to set up their grills this summer.

“We are disappointed to inform you that the Ribbers have committed to other communities for the 2024 season, without any communication with the Vernon Ribfest Society,” Vernon Ribfest Society organizer Elaine Gallacher said in a statement.