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Velva Ribfest Kicks Off

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The weekend of fun in the sun in small North Dakota towns continued in Velva today, with the kickoff of their second annual Ribfest.

11 competitors spent more than 10 hours smoking and preparing 1700 pounds of meat to be tested and judged this evening for a 500 dollar prize.

These crews have spent the past few months getting ready for the big competition.

(Shawn Vedaa, Ribfest Chairman) "They, of course, signed up, you know, in the past few months. We asked for ribbers to come in and so they started setting up at 7 and started cooking shortly after that."

Ribs were judged on taste, presentation, and tenderness.

Today also included a street fair with local vendors, pedal tractor pull, and more activities.

The chairman says this Ribfest brought the small community together in more ways than just by filling their stomachs.

(Shawn Vedaa, Ribfest Chairman) "I think a lot of people in North Dakota grew up in the small town, and people always crave that small town atmosphere, and last weekend we had a parade here, and quite a few people were here for that, and you know, it just gets people to go back to their roots and experience that."

There will be 3 concerts starting at 7 in Velva tonight, including Blackhawk

 

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