Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest to be Held in September This Year

For years it was a Fourth of July weekend tradition in Naperville, but due to outside forces, both the dates and location have changed for one of our area’s biggest events.

The Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest will now be in the Fall and at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton and will take place September 15th – 17th

The bands are always a huge draw, but the list of acts is yet to be released.

This will be the second year in a row Ribfest will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. Last year was the first year of the festival since the pandemic and featured Clay Walker, Elle King and Lee Greenwood among the performers (Toby Keith was scheduled to perform but cancelled).

After 32 years at their location near Naperville Central High School, construction on that site forced organizers to find a new location.

Nearly $20 million dollars has been raised to fight child abuse and neglect through this fundraising event!