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June 29, 2016
A total of 1,480 pounds of ribs were grilled for the annual RibFest event.  (Photos by Eric Morken, Echo Press)
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 25, 2016
Dave Crane pours some barbecue sauce over the ribs he was preparing at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, an hour before the crowds arrived to begin eating at RibFest. A heavy rain shower came through before giving way to more sun for those preparing the ribs and those in attendance already. Crane is part of the Alexandria group B-3 BBQ that was grilling a total of 1,480 pounds of ribs for the annual festival. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
June 25, 2016 - 5:05pm
June 24, 2016
A family enjoys ribs at last summer’s Awake the Lakes in Alexandria. The rib serving this year starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.
It's time to Awake the Lakes
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2015
A team from Ron’s Warehouse serve up ribs at Saturday’s Awake the Lakes Ribfest. Ribs were judged on appearance, taste and tenderness.
 (Will Benson | Echo Press)
Great showing at Awake the Lakes Ribfest
July 1, 2015 - 12:00am
June 29, 2015
The Rauk family of Alexandria (left to right) Andrew, 5, Lindsey, 8, Ellie, 10, Kim (mom), and Kate, 4, enjoy some ribs at the annual Awake the Lakes 2015 Ribfest at Big Ole Center Park in Alexandria on June 27. (Will Benson/Echo Press)
Family fun at Ribfest
June 29, 2015 - 10:06am
June 26, 2015
Lots to do this weekend in the lakes area
June 26, 2015 - 1:09pm
June 19, 2015
Guests at last year’s Awake the Lakes Ribfest fill the street and enjoy heaping piles of steaming ribs. This year’s event is Saturday, June 27 at Big Ole Park in Alexandria. (Echo Press file photo)
Get your fill of ribs at Ribfest 2015
June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
The Ribfest has been a popular annual event for nine years in Alexandria. (File photo)
Ribfest revived
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Council acts on Rib Fest changes, motorcycle ride, assessor report
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am