Forget about pumpkin spice lattes; I look forward to this time of year for one reason... Ribfest! For over 28 years, this 3-day charity fundraiser has been "Rockin' Ribs - Helpin' Kids," and proceeds go to benefit a wide variety of worthy youth-oriented causes. 

This year's Ribfest is at the gorgeous, waterfront Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th - a time of year when the weather is just perfect in the Bay area. Make it a kick-ass staycation and book a room at the legendary Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club, and enjoy Ribfest and all of the other diversions of super hip St. Pete without the hassle of driving and trying to park. 

The Vinoy Renaissance isn't just a hotel; it's an experience like no other. With luxurious guestrooms, decadent dining, a spa, a championship golf course and so much more, the Vinoy Renaissance has it all - AND, it's just a short stroll along St. Petersburg's famous waterfront to Vinoy Park and Ribfest 2017!

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 The fun kicks off Friday, November 10th at 11 am sharp, but you'll be able to smell mouth-watering ribs across St. Pete from early in the morning, as a wide variety of pro ribbers prepare their offerings with the utmost care. As all BBQ fans know, there's a huge range of preparation methods and sauces, with each region of the country boasting theirs is the best. Be sure to try St. Pete's own Fat Fred's Famous BBQ, the Rib King from South Carolina, and Desperado's all the way from Ohio to sample different BBQ presentation styles as you sink your teeth Into Ribfest 2017!

Ribfest 2017 will have two stages this year; the music starts at 1 pm. There will be top entertainers to enjoy, including ZZ Top, Dennis DeYoung & the music of Styx, and the Charlie Daniels Band, and several more acts to be announced soon. It's always a booty-shaking good time at Ribfest - just be sure to bring plenty of wet naps for your hands and face! General admission tickets are only $25 per day and are available online, at select Circle K stores, or at the gate. There's also a special "Boss Hog" VIP ticket package available that includes private seating, drink tickets, and private air-conditioned restrooms - swanky! Don't miss out - plan your Ribfest experience today!

Click the Ribfest 2017 link to secure your tickets today and The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club link to make reservations for a weekend you will never forget! 

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