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Ribfest in Reno, Nevada
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Ribfest in Reno, Nevada
I happened to be in the Reno area this weekend and got a chance to go the Ribfest, wow! what a show that is.
six days of cooking ribs by 50 teams, man that is alot of ribs, we were there both fri and sat, must have been 100,000 people
there ! vendors heaven for sure !!!
had agood time and met some new friends , and tasted some good food........................

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09-07-2010 12:13 PM
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What no pictures? :wink:

That sure is a heck of a rib off!

Some folks make enough on that week to build the rest of their year on, from things I've heard.

And you need someone else to quit before there's room for another invite to join the vendors.

Nice weather you had to then!

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Chris, go to this link for pics of ribfest............ Tongue


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Someone tell me.. Dont the vendors have to sign a contract guaranteeing cooking X amount of racks each day?? I thought someone told me once it was 100 ??

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09-07-2010 01:56 PM
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PackerBacker Wrote:Someone tell me.. Dont the vendors have to sign a contract guaranteeing cooking X amount of racks each day?? I thought someone told me once it was 100 ??

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Dave, as I was leaving sat nite I saw this one guy loading his pit with ribs, I asked him how many he could fit in it,
he told me I get 10 cases in this one !! Plus he was cooking pork and briskets in two other pits..............
how many ribs to a case??????????/
09-07-2010 05:04 PM
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The brand I get, has 9 full spares in ea. case.

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The ribs they use are supplied by Curley's and they are pre-cut, pre-skinned St.Louis style. It's open the box, dust um, and throw them in. I talked to Butch last year and I think he told me they went through something like 4,000 pounds that week. At 4 pounds each, that's 1000 full racks.
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PackerBacker Wrote:The brand I get, has 9 full spares in ea. case.

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Yea Dave , do that at least twice a day and that gives you 180 racks.................about 500,000 people attended this year !!!!
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As Reno is where I've spent most of my life, you would be correct to assume that I've been to this event once or twelve times... It is off the charts! I was at the very first year which was just two days I believe and only had like 10 competitors. To compete you must vend. Most of these guys have a line in front of thier booths from opening at around 11 until closing at, I think, about 10. If you ever go though, be sure to take your big checkbook, they don't give those ribs away. And book a room early. The Nugget, which is the casino that actually sponsers the event, sells out of rooms months in advance as this is not only Labor Day weekend but they also host the AA national convention the same weekend. But all things considered, ya just gotta go at least once...

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sampson Wrote:The Nugget, which is the casino that actually sponsers the event, sells out of rooms months in advance as this is not only Labor Day weekend but they also host the AA national convention the same weekend. But all things considered, ya just gotta go at least once...

I heard they have a special on drinks that week... buy one get one free! :shock:

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