Featuring more ribbers than any other rib cook-off in the Cleveland area—Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is the connoisseur’s choice among barbecue aficionados. Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbecue or Bar-B-Que, if you’re feeling saucy, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off spells a sizzling good time! Below is a partial list of the ribbers who will be competing for honors in a host of categories.


NEW THIS YEAR! – To keep things affordable for all, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest has established consistent pricing for ribs and associated items, so that patrons can budget accordingly. All ribbers have also agreed to offer two bone samplers, so that you can try a little variety… it being the spice of life and all. So strap on your bibs, and get ready for ribs!

  • Full Slab Dinner – $23
  • Full Slab – $20
  • Half Slab Dinner – $16
  • Half Slab – $15
  • 1/3 Slab – $10
  • 2 Bone Sampler – $5
  • Pork Sandwich – $8
  • Chicken Sandwich – $8
  • Specialty Sandwich – $10



We are currently in the process of compiling our list of Ribbers for 2019. Below is a partial list of confirmed ribbers. Check back regularly for updates.

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Well folks, in case you haven’t guessed it yet, in wanting to keep everyone safe from this unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Berea’s National Rib Cookoff. We are not making this decision lightly and plan to come back for 2021 bigger and better! Stay safe everyone and see you next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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Just like that another year completed! Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed the festival and thank you to all our sponsors, helpers, ride operators and rib cooks for making 2019 a success! ... See MoreSee Less
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And the winners are in... Congratulations to 2019 Berea Rib Cookoff Winners:1st Place: Smokin' T's2nd Place: Armadillos3rd Place: Blazin' BroncosBest Sauce: Jack on the BonePeople's Choice: Hog Wild ... See MoreSee Less
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