Nashua West Rotary Welcomes 14th Annual Rock’n Ribfest

The Nashua West Rotary will host its 14th Annual Rock’n Ribfest, Nashua’s Premier family event, June 17th to 19th at the Anheuser-Busch facility in Merrimack, NH.

Ribfest RibRide – (Saturday, June 18th) Join us for the second annual RibRide coordinated by the Youth Council and sponsored by Goodale’s Bike Shop, Enterprise Bank and RJ Finlay. This 25-mile and 50-mile bike event will leave from the BAE South parking lot at 9am, less than a mile from the main gate for Ribfest. This ride will meander through the rural streets of northwest Nashua, through Merrimack and into Amherst Village. Continuing from there entrants will complete either a 25-mile or 50-mile circuit.

Registration fee for the 25-mile circuit will be $50 or $65 for the 50-mile circuit and registrants will receive an event t-shirt plus free admission into Ribfest.

Want to make a difference at the same time? Ask your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you to become a Champion Rider, where 100% of your contribution will help local families get back on track! For every $100 raised you’ll also receive an entry in the RibRide Sweepstakes, and be eligible for additional prizes. For further details, go to

St. Joseph Hospital Ribfest 5-Miler Road Race – (Sunday, June 19th) This year marks the 5th annual Ribfest 5-Miler coordinated by Millennium Running and sponsored by St. Joseph Hospital. This race is recognized as a Grand Pre race. The race will leave at 9:00am from in front of the Ribfest main gate. Race participants will receive free entry into Ribfest along with a complimentary beer ticket (must be 21 years old or older with valid ID). Kids are also welcome to participate in the Squeelz Piglet Run for children ages 11 and under starting at 8:45am. Race details and entry forms can be found on

Military Appreciation Day – (Sunday, June 19th) Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and the Rotary Club of Nashua West. There will be free admission for active duty, active reserve, ready reserve service members and up to four family members. Military personnel will need to show a Department of Defense Photo ID.

Rock’n Ribfest is a family fun and friendly event offering a kids area with over ten attractions, hot air balloon rides, a Family Stage with local youth performances and a Main Stage area offering a new variety of musical performances this year, see website for details

Admission to Ribfest is $10 at the gate; $7 purchased in advance online, by June 3rd at, or at the Anheuser-Busch gift shop. Children age eight and under are free. All events will take place rain or shine. Proceeds from this event will benefit more than 40 local, nonprofit organizations through Rotary Nashua West’s annual giving program.

Ribfest has generated nearly $1,000,000 benefiting more than 40 local non-profits. Last year boasted a record 40,000 attendees and has a 91% visitor return rate.

For more information on this event, visit, Facebook, Twitter, or call the hotline at 603-589-2333.

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