Inaugural Truckee RibFest set for Fatherand#8217;s Day |

Inaugural Truckee RibFest set for Fatherand#8217;s Day

TRUCKEE and#8212; Mark your calendar for the first annual Truckee RibFest, slated for Fatherand#8217;s Day, Sunday, June 20, at Citizens Bank Plaza from noon to 4 p.m., with Relay For Life of Truckee as the nonprofit beneficiary. This fun and casual foodie event will provide attendees a chance to sample delicious ribs and side dishes prepared by the best chefs in the area and#8212; a perfect afternoon outing for hungry dads and their families.

Event organizers have lined up a number of excellent caterers and restaurants who will offer their own creative variations on ribs along with a specialty side dish. The event will feature judging by industry professionals for best ribs, best side dish and an award bestowed for best marriage of ribs and side category, along with a Peopleand#8217;s Choice award.

Tickets are an affordable $20, which will provide three sample plates from the restaurants or caterers of their choice. A sample plate will include a 2-rib and#8220;teaserand#8221; and one 2 oz side dish. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for those craving more.

A beer garden, bounce house and free entertainment will round out the festivities.

Relay For Life of Truckee will be the eventand#8217;s first nonprofit beneficiary. The American Cancer Society sponsored Relay For Life event raises awareness and provides our community with a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost, and to fight back against the disease. This yearand#8217;s Relay For Life Truckee event is set for July 17-18.

Tickets can be purchased at the following outlets: Citizenand#8217;s Bank, Sears Hometown Store, The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Switchback PR.

For more information or online tickets visit, a nominal $2 service fee applies for online ticket sales. Those who order advanced tickets online will receive a complimentary Truckee RibFest beer mug at the event (first come first served). Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals and range from just $150-$2,000.

and#8212; The Truckee RibFest is a fundraising event produced by Switchback Public Relations + Marketing, Inc. For more information contact Switchback PR at (530) 550-2251 or the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at (530) 587-2757.

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