The Rib and Wing Fest will offer an open-air way to satisfy rib and wing cravings while supporting a good cause from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Mark Twain Cave picnic area.

The Rib and Wing Fest will offer an open-air way to satisfy rib and wing cravings while supporting a good cause from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Mark Twain Cave picnic area.

This year, the proceeds from Rib and Wing Fest will be matched by the Riedel Foundation, and all proceeds go to support the Hannibal Free Clinic, a non-profit, volunteer-based clinic that provides basic medical care for uninsured adults ages of 18 and 64. All care is provided by volunteer and donated doctors, nurses and other providers, and all support staff are volunteers. Since opening in 2007, the Hannibal Free Clinic has provided care to more than 2,000 individuals during 13,000 visits. The Hannibal Free Clinic also has a medication assistance program that has helped secure over $13 million in donated medications from pharmaceutical companies.

For a small entry fee, attendees will receive rib and wing samples and sides. The ribs and wings are being prepared by local award winning BBQ teams. There will also be live music by Steppin’ Back and other local musicians, as well as an area with yard games, like cornhole and jenga. Adult and light beverages will be available for purchase. There will be hotdogs available for children. The cost to attend is only $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 12; there is no charge for children under five.

Ribfest is a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Hannibal Free Clinic, Judy’s Boutique at Hannibal Regional Hospital or at the gate.