Since 2000. The Springfield Rotary Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival is the best barbecue event in town! If you love a great party that raises TONS of money for charity, then this event is for you! What’s delicious, mouthwatering and benefits 7 local Children’s Charities? The Annual Rock and Ribs Barbeque Festival! 80 teams from all over come together to compete for the best Barbeque in a ‘Kansas City BBQ Society’ Sanctioned event. Be one of the thousands of samplers who enjoy chicken, pork and beef starting at 1:00. There’s 11 hours of Live music, a Kids Play Zone, Motorcycle Show and of course: plenty of Food and Drinks. And yes, it’s ok to wear a bib!