2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest

July 26th, 2011

The 2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest took place July 22-24, 2011 in the Arena District along Spring & Long Streets. The festival has been a summer tradition in Columbus since its founding in 1979. (5 photos)

People line up to get ribs at the 2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival
The towering rib shacks set the scene for the Jazz and Rib Fest in the downtown Columbus Arena District along Spring and Long Streets on July 22, 2011. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
A man cooks ribs at the 2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival
A vendor tends to ribs at one of the food stalls at the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
A truck for cooking ribs at the 2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival
The "Smokin Rib Machine." Just one of many movable feasts at the Jazz and Rib Fest; the contraptions for cooking and transporting ribs varied considerably from vendor to vendor. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
A woman holds cooked corn on the cob at the 2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival
Visitors to the Jazz and RIb Fest had other food options to choose from other than ribs. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
a Budweiser hot air balloon at the 2011 Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival
Behind the jazz stage, a Budweiser hot air balloon floats into the evening sky. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
  • Jeffandmarcieracki

    I’ve never went to one but it looks so cool

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