“Get Your Grill On” at the Hudson Valley Ribfest

Barbecue is big in the Capital District. Weekenders ‘get their grill on’ at places like Dinosaur Barbecue, Capital Q Smokehouse food truck and Mustang Smoked BBQ.

This weekend get yourself to the 8th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest. It’s the region’s largest and most unique barbecue food event.

Held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, Saturday’s local celebrity chefs compete in a New England-style cooking contest that includes the best pizza, chicken wings, apple desserts and salmon.

Sunday’s cook-off includes barbecued chicken, ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket.

Climb a Catskill Mountain first and earn the right to indulge in mac & cheese, baby back ribs, pulled pork, specialty beers and fresh corn on the cob.