CHICAGO (CBS) — After a year off because of the pandemic, the popular Naperville Ribfest will return this summer as a “modified, safer and better” event.
According to organizers of the Exchange Club, Naperville’s 33rd Annual “Ribfest” said they are optimistic planning “the best- and safest-possible festival experience.”READ MORE: At Least 3 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago, Including Mass Shooting In Chatham
The event is set to take place July 1st through the 4th at Romeoville’s Deer Crossing Park. located at 1050 W. Romeo Road.
“We are planning for a safe, reduced event while monitoring ongoing restrictions and guidelines,” said Ribfest Chairman Bob Black. “It’s an ongoing examination of the best possible ways to conduct a responsible, secure event that will keep our supporters and attendees as our first priority, as they always have been.”READ MORE: Man And Dog Shot In Bronzeville
According to organizers, the event will have a different look and feel. Social distance space is a primary consideration, as well as other safety issues like more hand sanitizer stations, food and beverage line spacing.
They added that most all of the headlining musical entertainment acts for the 2020 Ribfest are to be featured at this coming summer’s event.MORE NEWS: Court Documents Reveal Kevin Jiang, Yale Student From Chicago, Was Shot Multiple Times At Close Range
Organizers said the event lineup and updates will be featured soon on its Facebook page.