OTTAWA — The 11th annual Tri-State Rhythm and Rib Fest will happen July 19 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. This year’s Rib Fest will be a one-of-kind festival with the best of music, wine and ribs prepared by restaurants and vendors from around the Tri-State area.

The event is for all ages. Kids can enter to win a bike, play cornhole and check out the car show with the rest of the family. Adults can enter for a chance to win a stocked wine refrigerator while tasting wine, enjoy happy hour and peruse the silent auction. Everybody can eat and listen to the live music of Never Again and Smoke ‘N’ Guns.

Here is a look at Saturday’s activities:

- 8:30 a.m. Gates open

- 8:30 a.m. 5-K Fun Run registration

- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Council on Aging Silent Auction

- 9:30 a.m. Breast Cancer Awareness 5-K Race

- 11 a.m. Rib vendors open

- 11 a.m. Dean Sound Entertainment

- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4 Deuces Car Show registration

- 11 a.m. Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center Booth

- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Peoples Choice rib voting

- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bashing for ALS

- Noon to 1:30 p.m. Cornhole registration

- Noon to 3 p.m. Happy Hour/Bud Bucket Specials

- 2 p.m. NW Ohio Cornhole Tournament

- 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wine tent open for tastings

- 3:30 p.m. Free kids bike giveaway

- 5 p.m. Rib eating contest

- 5:30 p.m. Color Guard Presentation of the Flag

- 5:45 p.m. Free kids bike giveaway

- 6 to 9 p.m. Never Again

- 8 p.m. Free kids bike giveaway

- 8 p.m. Rib vendor wwards

- 8 p.m. to close OG Jaycees Burgers & Fries

- 9 p.m. Ping Pong Ball Drop

- 9 p.m. Stocked wine refrigerator giveaway

- 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Smoke ‘n’ Guns

- 12 a.m. 50/50 drawing

For more information about the 5K run, contact the Putnam County Health Department at 419-523-5608.

story created on Monday 7/14/2014 at 6:25:47 pm by Anne Coburn-Griffis