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Ribfest closes two hours early at 9 p.m.

  • Eagle Staff
  • Published Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 9:54 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 9:40 p.m.

Due to impending stormy weather, Wichita Ribfest closed at 9 p.m. Saturday, two hours shy of the scheduled end of the three-day barbecue event.

Last year Mother Nature also affected the final day of the festival, forcing Intrust Bank Arena officials, who put on the event, to cancel the night’s activities because of storms and wind.

Ribfest was set up just east of Intrust Bank Arena in Lot D, the city-managed parking lot at 777 E. Waterman. It featured barbecue served by national vendors, live music and other activities.

In the Best in Show category the first-place award went to Chicago's BBQ with Howling Coyote taking second. Porky Chick's won the People's Choice award.

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