So far the crowds are good and the ribs are great - crowd control is working

By Pepper Parr

September 3rd, 2022



It has been a couple of years hasn’t it?

It has been two years since we’ve seen scenes like this.

What has changed in the Rib Fest so many people come to Burlington to enjoy ?

He loves his job.

The crowds are certainly going to be there.  The ribbers are most certainly there.

The biggest difference is the way the tables at which you sit to eat those finger licking ribs.

Tables were spread in what we now call “social distancing”.

They are set up to seat about 8 to 10 people and spread about 10 to 12 feet apart.

Many people bought foot and chose to sit on the wall next to the lake.

Some people were wearing masks – but no where near the majority.

The police were out in force – none of them wearing masks.

The schedule:

Saturday, September 3, 2022 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, September 4, 2022 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Monday, September 5, 2022 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM

It was an occasion when people were meeting people, glad to be out and enjoying fine weather.

A typical Rib Fest crowd – thousands come to Burlington for the event.

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2 comments to So far the crowds are good and the ribs are great – crowd control is working

  • Don Fletcher

    The Rotary Club has once again demonstrated a total respect for the residents who live in the area. The Burlington Sound of Music which does not support various charitable causes in the City other than their own executive’s salaries, should take note. Also, an adjunct site needs to be found/ equipped by Parks & Recs for the BSoM which has completely outgrown Spencer Smith Park.

  • How can one resist. I have invited my entire family from out of town.