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The Elk + Elk Rib Burn Off in Downtown Willoughby is back for 2023!

MAY 20th 12PM-10PM  //  MAY 21st 12PM-8PM

Join us for the 10th Annual Rib Burn Off!

Taking place in historic Downtown Willoughby, home to many festivals and attractions, including a car cruise-in, ghost walk, food festivals, arts fest – and of course, the annual Rib Burn Off taking place on Erie Street! This quaint strip of eateries, boutiques, antique shops, arts, bars, and culture is the perfect setting for a serious delish stick-to-your-ribs experience.

This event has become a Cleveland staple, with this year being the biggest, bringing you more things to do than ever before:

> Entertainment galore with Regional, National, and Local Bands

> Bring your pets and share our APA Dog Area with them

> There’s an area to satisfy your inner child with a Video Gaming Bus, Axe Throwing, Mechanical Bull Riding, a Hi-Striker bell ringer to display feats of strength, and a Pull-Up Bar Competition (sponsored by the Marines) with a prize package for the highest number of pull-ups over the weekend, awarded in various age groups. And, of course, there’ll be special bounce houses for actual children.

> It wouldn’t be a complete food lover’s event without a Beer Garden featuring the best National, Regional, and Local Brews available.

> There will be tasty Chef Demonstrations along with judging of the best ribs around.

> Your safety is our top priority, with shuttles from various locations provided if you plan on drinking.

> One or 2-Day VIP passes can be purchased offering: tented area catered local restaurant bites, Five (5) drink tickets, an incredible view of the National Stage, and the ultimate VIP treatment with valet parking! It sounds like a decadent and delicious experience to us (tickets on Sale March 15)!

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