RibFest Selects Local Rib Vendor for 2016


Rowdy Hog Smokin’ BBQ in Sioux Falls has been selected as the local rib vendor for the 2016 RibFest, presented by Campbell’s Supply.

Owner Mark Lambert and his sons operate the restaurant at 923 S. Marion Road and have vended at events around the area.

“We want everyone to come out to RibFest this year, support a great local event, sample our ribs and compare them to the other vendors,” says Lambert. “We’re confident in our product, and look forward to the competition.”

Rowdy Hog was selected from among a group of four area businesses that applied for the spot on ribber row, which opened up when a rib vendor decided not to return. Rowdy Hog will join seven national award-winning rib vendors to compete for the coveted People’s Choice Award and Critic’s Choice Award for cash prizes and trophies. The national vendors are Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ, Cowboy’s BBQ and Rib Company, Desperado’s BBQ and Rib Company, Johnson’s Bar-B-Que, Just North of Memphis BBQ and Catering, Porky n’ Beans, and Rasta Joe’s BBQ, Inc.

RibFest is scheduled for June 2-5 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

RibFest is sponsored by Sanford Children’s, John Morrell’s, Beal Distributing, South Dakota Corn Growers, Dakota Beverage, Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort, Muth Electric, and Paradigm Construction.