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Rib, White & Blue - Akron's National Rib Festival

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This year, eleven rib vendors from five states compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in the “Best Of” competition. The masters of the barbecue are coming from Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Admission is free.

The Rib, White & Blue Festival is on South Main Street between University and Bowery Streets and this part of Main Street will be closed off to traffic.

Parking is FREE after 6pm on Fridays and weekends at all city owned parking decks and lots.

Handicapped parking is available at the State Street deck, which has an elevator to the Lock 3 level, or at Cascade Plaza, where handicapped parking is available by entering at Mill Street and following the ramp up to Lock 4 (parking level 2, Orange).

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