2023 CasaBlanca Rib Fest Returns September 8th-10th With More Finger-Licking Family Fun

Sixth annual weekend event moves indoors to feature award-winning  barbecue classics, a beer garden, live DJ’s, and family-friendly events

Mesquite Gaming, owner of the CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, is excited to announce the 6th Annual 2023 Rib Fest from Friday, Sept 08th through Sunday, Sept 10th!  For the first time ever, the 3-day family fun event will be held inside our remodeled 9,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom to eliminate any weather concerns.  Some of the country’s best barbecue vendors return in a top-notch cooking competition serving up delicious ribs and meats. In addition, attendees will enjoy fun tailgating games, daily eating contests, a live DJ, and delicious dessert treats from Sin City Kettle Corn. The CasaBlanca Rib Fest is free to attend and open to the public. 

“I’m already hungry,” said Christian Adderson, assistant general manager at Mesquite Gaming, “because the best BBQ all-stars in America will be back this year to compete for the prestigious Rib Fest cooking awards. Events like this one are the reason we hold the Gold Award for Best Destination in the Best of Las Vegas Readers Poll in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.”

Notable food vendors participating include Chicago BBQ Company, Texas Outlaw BBQ (with more than 250 first place awards in its 25 years), and Austin’s Texas Lightning (with over 30 years of serving award winning barbecue). Attendees will choose which barbecue they love the most and vote for the People’s Choice. Participants can vote once per day on casablancaresort.com and the team with the most votes by Sunday evening will win $2,000. 

The CasaBlanca Rib Fest is free and open to the public. For more information, visit CasaBlanca Rib Fest or follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.