Ajax Rotary Ribfest – Drive Thru

July 17, 2020

July 19, 2020


Ajax Downs, 50 Alexander's Crossing, Ajax


Events Description

Ajax Rotary is pleased to announce Durham Regions first drive thru Ribfest!

With the Pickering Ribfest being cancelled for 2020, the Rotary Club of Ajax wanted to ensure they could still support local community organizations, so the Ajax Rotary Drive Thru Ribfest was created!

All funds raised go to local charities and community organizations.

The event will be held at the Ajax Downs parking lot.

You will be able to select from 1 of 4 amazing Ribbers who will be on site. Place your order, pay and pick up your ribs. You can then choose from some of our other vendors such as Ontario Corn Roasters, french fries, fresh lemonade, Tiny Tim Donuts and soft ice cream.

This is a Drive Thru event only so eating food will not be allowed on site. Drive home to enjoy your amazing dinner! Thanks for supporting local charities!

Who is it for?

All ages – Family


Free Admission,

Durham Region Health has mandated for the Ajax Rotary Drive-Thru that an information form has to be filled out by every vehicle attending the event using a COVID – 19 Contact Tracing Form.

To make this requirement easier and the event go quicker, we have created an online form for those attending, to fill out in advance. The link for the form is below.

Online Form


Date & Time:

July 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Friday | noon to 8pm
Saturday | noon to 8pm
Sunday | noon to 8pm

Venue & Address :

Ajax Downs, 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax

Free Parking


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12 Tips for your trip!

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  1. Marsha Jones Dooley

    This is NOT A ROTARY EVENT. This is not for charity, it is a for profit event. Just so you know!!

    August 3, 2016 at 2:53 PM
  2. Petra Wilson

    Trying to get answer about handicapped parking and no answer for threw days but tons of if you share this for the event you get this. I sent email to a justin and it bounced back. Getting frustrated.

    August 3, 2016 at 6:43 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)

      We do not know about parking. If have not already tried FB, please try contacting through – https://www.facebook.com/ajaxribfest/. It is organised by Northern Heat Rib Series, a for profit company.

      August 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM
  3. Petra Wilson

    Did that. No reply

    August 3, 2016 at 7:31 PM
  4. jim

    No craft beers

    August 4, 2016 at 2:40 PM
  5. Naureen

    Hi there,

    I am a professional henna artist and was wondering if you would like to have someone offer henna tattoos to people attending your event. It would add even more fun and entertainment to a great event. Please let me know if you want me to stop by and see if people might be interested .


    August 5, 2016 at 3:42 PM
  6. Sean Harris

    Parking is at the Go Train lot before Ajax Hyundai. You can also turn right at the lights after the event and park in the Go Train Parking lot directly behind the event.

    August 6, 2016 at 7:25 AM
  7. A Rib Lover

    We stopped in for some ribs without reading the entrant names. We didn’t recognize them from Pickering Ribfest, so went to the ribber with the most ‘awards’ and line. Kentucky smokehouse ribs were over cooked, dry, stringy with mostly flavourless sauce. Think ‘Griswald’s turkey’ in Chritmas Vacation&. We tried to save them at hone with generous amount of another rib sauce while reheating on the bar-be. Boss Hogs! Where were you?!

    August 6, 2016 at 6:48 PM
  8. Ajax

    I know it says 180 westney south but where are these vendors kids rides setting up. I thought it use to take place at rotary park. I was trying to understand the logistics of where its being held

    July 25, 2017 at 9:41 AM
  9. Ali

    I have noticed quality of entertainment portion of ribfest has gone down since Northern Heat has taken over and they manage many ribfests across Ontario.

    July 28, 2017 at 6:59 AM
  10. Jen

    Is there rides for kids or just inflatables bouncy castles and facepainting?

    July 29, 2017 at 7:58 AM
  11. Duck

    This was such a disappointment , a small venue , felt cramped. Ribs were dry and tasteless. Seating was poor. No entertainment. $3 for a bottle of water….. come on!!!!! Wouldn’t recommend this event.

    July 30, 2017 at 12:26 PM

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