Smokin' for The Link Rib Fest

Community-oriented event coming to Goat Ridge Brewing Co. on June 10

The fifth annual Smokin' for The Link Rib Fest is coming in New London on Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. This year, for the first time, the event will be hosted on the banks of the Crow River in downtown New London at Goat Ridge Brewing Co. VIP access opens at 1 p.m., and tasting starts at 2 p.m..

VIP Tickets are $100 with early access beginning at 1 p.m.**15 ribs samples + 2 pieces of pie and ice cream + two beverages from the brewery** This ticket is ideal for two people to share!

Tasting Tickets are $20 with serving from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. **5 rib samples + homeade pie and ice cream**

Come enjoy an afternoon of food and music for a good cause. Enjoy ribs, homemade pie (with ice cream, if you like) and a fantastic line-up of music. Craft beer available from the brewery.

The Rib Fest supports The Link's efforts to help people in need in northern Kandiyohi County. The Link engages caring community members with the opportunity to make a difference through the Wildcat Backpack Program, The Link Food Pantry, a household goods exchange, a thrift store, and through our outreach program for people needing information and resources.

Frequently-asked questions:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Rib Fest welcomes all ages! However, if you wish to purchase beer from Goat Ridge Brewing Co., you will need identification.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking attendants will have maps for parking. Parking will be available at the city parking lot by the New London Legion, Peace Lutheran Church and the Evangelical Covenant Church. Street parking is also available. Gators and golf carts will give rides from the parking lots to the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Phone: 320.354.5465 or email:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will have your name and ticket at the registration table.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Sure! You may designate the ticket for someone else. Just let us know!


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