Highland Rotary’s 12th Annual Ribfest (August 13 & 14, 2016)
RadioRotary interviews Highland Rotary Club’s Steve Laubach and Don Verity concerning the 12th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, one of the major summer events in the Hudson Valley and voted one of the “must-go-to” festivals in the United States. It is also the primary fundraiser for the Highland Rotary Club. Income from the Ribfest to supports The Rotary Foundation, ShelterBox, and several local charitable causes. Each year the Ribfest brings the contest for the NYS championship in barbecue to the Ulster County Fairground in New Paltz, along with live music, other entertainment, and children’s activities—including a pork-chop cook-off. Specialty booths offer barbecue equipment and supplies, while the food includes chicken, pulled pork, and corn-on-the-cob as well as the featured ribs.