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Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival Giveaway

One of my favorite holidays is Memorial Day. Maybe because my birthday is always around that time. Or maybe because there's always a ton of parties. Or because it's the start of summer.

What better way to kick off summer then to head to the Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival. A Cleveland tradition for 23 years, it's a delicious way to enjoy the long weekend.
Hours of Festival

•Friday, May 23 - 12:00 pm - 11:00pm

•Saturday, May 24 12:00pm - 11:00pm
•Sunday, May 25 12:00pm - 11:00pm
•Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Event highlights include:

· Sizzling entertainment from The Spazmatics and Disco Inferno, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Taking Back Sunday, Blackberry Smoke, Steve Broderick & The 100 Watt Suns and Dylan Scott, along with dozens of regional bands performing on two stages throughout the weekend

· Professional grilling teams from across the country will engage in a fierce culinary battle

· Five rookie barbecue chefs will participate in the annual Marc’s Amateur Grilling Competition, competing against defending champion Paul Wood

·  Kids activities and more!

Several discounts are also being offered to make the Rib Cook-Off a fun, budget-friendly outing. Friday is Dollar Day with adult general admission only $1 and admission is FREE on Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. Attendees can also save $2 Saturday, Sunday and Monday on adult general admission tickets with discount coupons available at all Northeast Ohio Marc’s locations. In addition, during the Rib Cook-Off weekend an additional opportunity to save $5 off adult and children’s general admission to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium will be available with a coupon from Marc’s.

And thanks to Marc's,  I have THREE 4-packs of admission tickets to give away to my readers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends Monday at 10:30am. Good luck!

**Disclosure: I was offered tickets for myself and to share with my readers in exchange for helping promote this event. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. **


  1. I love them dry rubbed and then slathered with sauce, then dust them with more dry rub. This is how my hubs makes them and they are packed with deliciousness!

  2. Ohhhhhh I love ribs covered in sauce--esp. if it's a mustard sauce. I will destroy them. lol

  3. I love BBQ sauce! Love mine slathered in sauce.

  4. Looks messy and delicious, where can one go wrong?

  5. I love a good mustardy bassed sauce!

  6. I love them slathered in sauce, I especially like a sweeter sauce.

  7. Dry rubbed, smoked and still deliciously moist with a little warm sauce on the side.

  8. ** Rafflecopter would only pick two so I used to pick the 3rd. Elisabeth C. is the 3rd winner. All winners must submit their mailing address to claim their prize. Congrats!! **


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