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During the four-day festival, around 43,000 people attend RibFest



Fargo, North Dakota – Over the course of the four days, Happy Harry’s RibFest saw thousands of visitors.

The FARGODOME crew reports that 42,907 people attended, up from 41,370 in 2022. Both of those attendance figures, according to Sara Dykema, director of marketing and sales, are just below average overall.

“Our team is very happy with the success of the event and how smoothly it went from set-up to tear-down,” Dykema said.

On Wednesday and Friday, storms were passing through around 5:00–6:00 p.m., which might have had an impact on the number of people that attended the outdoor event. According to Dykema, the rib cookers noted having larger-than-average lunch crowds, which persisted over the course of the four days.

Among the performers this year were Parmalee, Diamond Rio, Fuel, and Lit. Happy Harry’s RibFest 2019 dates are anticipated to be released soon.