Danielle Gardner/staff photographer/The Sun 2005.12.08-- Uncle Bub's Hickory Smoked Barbeque Ribs, Broasted Chicken and Catering in downtown Westmont specializes in home cooked barbeque. Owner Mike Link travelled around the country sampling barbeque in locales as distant as Memphis, Tenn., Houston, Texas and Myrtle Beach S.C. before opening Uncle Bub's in 1997.
Updated: July 23, 2014 6:43AM
A four-day rib festival will be cooking up fun at Toyota Park in Bridgeview this month.
Porky’s Rib Fest is scheduled to run Thursday through Sunday. The annual festival features live music, a massive carnival, a Saturday night fireworks show and — of course — ribs.
But a new attraction makes this year’s event even better: Mega Beer Fest, with samples of more than 75 craft beers, runs Friday and Saturday.
Rib vendors at this year’s fest include: Chicago BBQ Co., Uncle Bub’s BBQ in Westmont, Robinson’s Ribs, Famous Dave’s, Texas Thunder BBQ and Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ.
Rhythm and blues band Rare Earth is making an appearance from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Also on tap: Performances from Tynan, Crazy Uncles, Back Country, Screamin’ End, Brother Trouble, Brushville, Maxwell Mojo. ZZ Top tribute band Eliminator, and Rolling Stones tribute band Hot Rocks.
The fest runs 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday.
For information and to find out how to buy tickets, visit porkysribfest.com. Parking is free for those who buy tickets online. Children under 6 get in free.