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April 20, 2017
RibFest announces lineup
FARGO—Happy Harry's RibFest is getting tangy and twangy with its lineup, serving up some classic 1980s and '90s acts. Rock band Collective...
April 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
June 8, 2016
Johnson: Why Friday's Smash Mouth concert at RibFest could draw a crowd of Shrek, Guy Fieri look-alikes
It's Shrek! It's Guy Fieri! It's ... a Smash Mouth concert? The best views at the California band's upcoming show at Happy Harry's RibFest just...
June 8, 2016 - 5:37pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Happy Harry's Ribfest
Happy Harry's Ribfest 2016 kicks off Wednesday, June 8, at the Fargodome. The barbeque festival continues through Saturday with nightly live...
June 8, 2016 - 5:31pm
June 6, 2016
RibFest rolls back the clock with '90s acts
FARGO—Amid the aromas of wood-smoked meats, baked beans and midway sweets at this week's Happy Harry's RibFest, another distinctive flavor...
June 6, 2016 - 4:24pm
April 27, 2016
Smash Mouth, Blind Melon, more play RibFest
This summer’s Happy Harry’s RibFest will have a 1990s flavor when it comes to music. Smash Mouth and Blind Melon headline two of the four...
April 27, 2016 - 8:28am
February 1, 2016
Making a Scene: HB Sound & Light works behind the scenes for visual, audio experience
GRAND FORKS – The HB Sound & Light crew stay behind the scenes, but their work is centerstage. The 21-year-old Grand Forks-based company,...
February 1, 2016 - 1:30am
June 6, 2015
RibFest names award winners
FARGO -- Happy Harry’s RibFest has named this year’s award winners. Porky N’ Beans, based in Port St. Lucie, Fla., took the critic’s choice award and $2,500 top prize. Desperado’s BBQ and Ribs won $1,000 for getting second place. The Hinckley, Ohio, business also...
June 6, 2015 - 6:33pm
June 4, 2015
Throwback Thursday: Ribfest's 20 years of sights, scents and sounds
There’s no hard or fast rule for when we can safely refer to something as a “cultural institution.” It’s an easy definition for grown-up...
June 4, 2015 - 5:39am
June 3, 2015
Weekend Watch: RibFest offers plenty to sink your teeth into
FARGO – The meat may be the main attraction at Happy Harry's RibFest, but the annual event at the Fargodome, which continues through Saturday,...
June 3, 2015 - 5:29pm
April 20, 2015
RibFest ready to rock with musical lineup
FARGO -- The stage is set for this year’s RibFest entertainment. Classic rockers .38 Special will open up the first day of the festival,...
April 20, 2015 - 9:23am
June 9, 2012
Johnson's Barbecue wins critic's award at Ribfest
FARGO - Johnson's Barbecue of Chesapeake, Va., won the Critic's Choice Award today, receiving a $2,000 prize, as the Happy Harry's Ribfest wrapped up in Fargo. Desperado's of Hinckley, Ohio, took second place and a $1,000 prize, while Porky N' Beans of St. Lucie, Fla., earned $500...
June 9, 2012 - 9:21pm
June 7, 2012
Ribfest: Is there a difference between Texas, Tennessee and Kansas City BBQ?
Good question. When you're talking barbecue those are the places you think about. They make up the "Barbecue Belt of America." They're also the tastes you're likely to sample at this year's Happy Harry's Ribfest at the Fargodome. But is there a difference in the tastes of those...
June 7, 2012 - 8:07am
June 6, 2012
Ribfest: Cowboy's Tips for Award Winning Ribs
What's the key to succulent, juicy ribs? Look no further for advice than from the always popular (and equally colorful) Dallas Green from Cowboy's Ribs. Dallas and his crew have made it to the Happy Harry's Ribfest in Fargo for 16 straight years - since the beginning of the event....
June 6, 2012 - 7:59am
June 11, 2011
Critics pick Cowboys at Ribfest; Aussom Aussie takes People's Choice
FARGO - Cowboy's BBQ & Rib Company snagged the Critic's Choice Award at this year's RibFest held at the Fargodome. The Weatherford, Texas, ribber earned $2000 as a first place prize. Porky 'N' Beans, from Port St. Lucie, Fla., came in second with a prize of $1000.
June 11, 2011 - 9:05pm
June 10, 2011
Man accused of trying to start garbage can on fire, break into building at Pepsi Soccer Complex
FARGO - Police say an intoxicated man who had been at RibFest Thursday night allegedly tried to start a garbage can on fire and break into a building at the Pepsi Soccer Complex in north Fargo. A passerby reported seeing a male trying to start a fire in a garbage can at about 12:30...
June 10, 2011 - 11:03am