Little Bear Ribfest


The 8th Annual Little Bear Ribfest is returning to Vernon Hills  on August 17th and 18th. We have put together another amazing line-up of award-winning blues music in addition to several restaurants serving their most delectable ribs and side dishes! New this summer is the addition of a bourbon bar! Grab your lawn chairs, head to Century Park, and enjoy this fun festival along the shores of Little Bear Lake.

Little Bear Ribfest is truly a community event. Our special thanks to the Village of Vernon Hills and the volunteer groups who support the event each year. Everyone works tirelessly to bring you this event, and it shows! Vernon Hills has arguably the best festival site in all of Lake County. Now let’s eat barbecued ribs!

Tickets ($5 for individuals over 5 years old) are available for purchase at the event gate on festival dates.

Proceeds from Little Bear Ribfest support the Park District’s Family Scholarship Fund.

Thank you to our 2018 Little Bear Ribfest partners: