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The Strongsville City Club 2018 Rib Burnoff is in its 32nd Year and going strong. Annually, the event draws world famous rib vendors to compete for the award “Best Ribs” in Strongsville. The entrants serve up thousands of slabs of ribs to the crowd of over 20,000 hungry attendees. In addition to the ribs, various other vendors will provide festival food and drinks. As always, the entertainment is FREE to all our attendees. So, sit back, eat some ribs and enjoy the music on a beautiful summer weekend.




"Not the Biggest . . . Just the Best"

The Strongsville City Club Rib Burnoff is the major fundraising event for the Strongsville City Club. The club has been active in the city since 1968 and was organized for the purpose of promoting civic interest. Over the years, the City Club has supported numerous projects, and is the very proud sponsor of those extraordinary athletes involved in the year-round competitive Special Olympics Program.










Thursday,       June 21st      
4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday,            June 22nd
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday,       June 23rd

12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.





Strongsville Rib Burnoff is held on the Strongsville Commons located at the corner of State Route 82 (Royalton Road) and State Route 42 (Pearl Road).

For your convenience, we provide our guests the best facilites around for you to enjoy the Best Ribs in Town.
Large Tents                                Clean Tables
Comfortable Seating                     Comfort Stations     

Hot and Cold Running Water






2018 Entertainment Headliners







Thursday,   June 21st:        6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

VICTORY HIGHWAY                 

Friday,        June 22nd:      6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Saturday,    June 23rd:       1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.




Saturday,    June 23rd:     6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.












Winners for "Best Ribs," "Best Sauce” and the "People's Choice" awards will be announced Saturday, June 23 at 7:15 pm.

A panel of Celebrity Judges will taste and rate the Ribbers on Thursday and Friday night at 7:30.  The finalists from Thursday and Friday nights' judging will compete for the "Best Ribs" in Strongsville on Saturday. 

Our judges for the finals will be from the Culinary Institute.  The Final Judging will be held from 4:00 till 5:30 pm Saturday evening in the Judges' Tent, next to the Gazebo. 

The First Place and Runner Up Winners,  for "Best Ribs", "Best Sauce" and the "People's Choice" Awards, will be announced at 7:15 pm  Saturday.  




Tickets are available from Strongsville City Club members.  Click Herel and a member of the City Club will contact you.




Adult General Admission is $3.00.

Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 FREE Admission

Kids 10 and under are FREE

** All Active Members of the Armed Services are admitted FREE with proper credentials. **


Entertainment continues to be FREE with your paid general admission!



Watch for Discount Coupons in your local newspapers




The success of our event is only possible through the participation and generous donations of our sponsors. Each year, we solicit support within the community for advertising sponsors or donations. Displayed through the venue are banners recognizing the sponsors' contribution to the success of the event. Please take the time to thank our sponsors or patronize their businesses.

If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation, Click Here to review our sponsor page or Send us an Email and a member of the City Club will contact you.