Ribfest Toronto

Toronto Food Events: Ribfest, Baconation, Sausage League, Beer Fest, Grillin' n' Chillin', Family Pizza Night

Toronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.


  • Toronto Ribfest is on at Centennial Park this weekend July 28th to July 1st. Taking place from 11am to 11pm each day offering live entertainment, family friendly attractions and of course grub from 16+ ribbers.
  • Harbourfront (235 Queens Quay West) presents Barque Smokehouse for Baconation on Monday, July 1st from 1pm to 8pm. $7 will get you six samples including a peameal bacon taco and the 'pig licker' a root beer float with candied bacon.
  • Marben (488 Wellington Street West) hosts round six of The Sausage League on Wednesday, July 3rd. The Harbord Room will take on Parts & Labour to see who will offer the better sausage dish and move on in the tournament styled cook-off. Both sausage dishes with two beers is $25.
  • Not Far From the Tree is campaigning for support to continue their work rescuing unpicked fruit from city fruit trees and sharing the harvests. The bonus is that with a $25 donation you get a ticket to the July 3rd season launch party held on in the rooftop garden at 401 Richmond and catered by Ruby Watchco, 416 Snack Bar, SOMA and Prairie Girl Bakery.
  • Starting July 3rd, Pizza Libretto returns to Family Pizza Night at the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). The weekly Wednesday dinner runs until the end of August and offers fresh baked pizza slices with salad for $3 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Chimney Court.


  • Canadian Beer News presents The Rhino Summer Beer Festival on Sunday, July 14th at The Rhino (1249 Queen Street West). While general admission will be free at the door starting at 1pm pending capacity, tickets ($20) and VIP tickets with tastings ($40) are available now and include early entry.
  • The Culinary Adventure Company hosts Grillin' n' Chillin' at the Fuel House (53 Clinton Street) on Monday, July 15th starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $95 and include a BBQ lesson from Pork Ninja's Jason Rees followed by a pig roast.
  • Tickets ($39.50) are on sale now for the Toronto's 19th annual Festival of Beer The weekend event takes place from July 26th to 28th and will feature live entertainment, beer tastings and a grilling tent.


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