Brockville's Ribfest and Rails to Trails Festival Continues

The first day of Brockville Ribfest and the Rails to Trails Festival went off without a hitch.

Hundreds of people flooded into Brockville to taste some ribs, watch some shows, play some games and view the 6 storey high Rubber Duck.

The activities continue today (August 11th) and will run through Sunday (August 13th).

 Ribfest opens around 11am at Hardy Park. There will be tons of live music, games for the kids, as well as a power lifting and rib eating contest.  Check out the full schedule at

The Rails to Trails Festival also rolls on with carnivale Lune Bleu opening up at 10am.

The carnival will be accompanied by the Westcoast Lumberjack and Rhythm of the Nation show playing throughout the day beginning at 11:30am.

For a more detailed schedule head to their website

The World's largest Rubber Duck will also be stationed on Blockhouse Island until Sunday.

The free shuttle service will also continue.

Busses will be picking people up from the Brockville Memorial Centre at 1 Magedoma Blvd and the Brockville Shopping Centre at 125 Stewart Blvd. Free parking is available at both location.

Drop off/pick up downtown is in front of City Hall. Golf cart drivers will collect those with accessibility concerns and take them to the festival site(s).

This free shuttle system has 4 buses running on a continuous loop:

Friday                   10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday              9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday                 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Parts of Water Street will remain closed today for the festivities.

  • Deathbed Reunion

    Though it's really sick, this monkey's face just lights up when it recognizes its former handler! Cross-species friendship!
  • This River Gets Blown Away

    Ireland has been hit with its first hurricane in a long time and it's creating some pretty weird sights! Imagine being a fish in that river!
  • Insane Eye Reaction Training

    This is how this goalie trains his reaction and his situation awareness. You can almost see the smoke coming out of his ears...