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For Immediate Release:
November 04, 2013
Media Contact:
Edith Torres


Blazin' Broncos Grilled the Competition at Ribfest Winning the Title for ''Best Ribs''

(MIAMI, November 18, 2013) - The Blazin’ Broncos BBQ Team from Parma, Ohio won the title for ‘Best Ribs’ after a weekend filled with delicious barbeque and live entertainment at Ribfest, which took place Nov. 1 – 3, 2013, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL. 

Ribbers from as far away as Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, South Carolina, and Florida competed to win the title of best ribs, pork, chicken, beef brisket, and sauce.  Blazin’ Broncos dominated with first place wins in three out of the five categories - ribs, chicken, and sauce. Judging took place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. and the winners were announced on Sunday, Nov. 3 to eager crowds. 

This year’s first, second, and third place winners are:


First Place                   Blazin’ Broncos

Second Place             Skin & Bones

Third Place                  Porky & Beans


First Place                   Blazin’ Broncos

Second Place             Porky & Beans

Third Place                  Uncle Bub’s


First Place                   Porky & Beans

Second Place             Blazin’ Broncos

Third Place                  Skin & Bones


First Place                   Skin & Bones

Second Place             Blazin’ Broncos

Third Place                  Uncle Bub’s


First Place                   Blazin’ Broncos

Second Place             Porky & Beans

Third Place                  Uncle Bub’s 

The weekend was jam-packed with entertainment for the entire family, including local rock and country music bands performing live before crowds of fans, while others watched beer-inspired cooking demonstrations and pairings at the Chef’s Corner. Patrons also enjoyed Florida produce and products at the Farmers Market, live remotes by Thunder Country’s Dougie Hitchcock and Kiss Country’s Darlene Evans, hay rides, arts & crafts vendors, souvenir photo opportunities, and more. 

Ribfest, hosted by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Zoo Miami, and Miami-Dade Parks, was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Tourist Development Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, and the Board of County Commissioners, and was sponsored by:  Chevrolet, Amway, Car2Go, Community Bank of South Florida, Waste Management, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance, Comcast – NBC Universal, Homestead Miami-Speedway, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Peterson’s Harley-Davidson, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, REDD’s Apple Ale, Pepsi, Thunder Country 100.3 FM, Sun 103.1 FM, WKIS-FM Kiss Country, Modjo Hydrate Elite, Big Boned BBQ Co., Blazin’ Broncos, Pig N Pig Out, Porky & Beans, Skin & Bones, Uncle Bub’s, and Smoke and Spice.

Information for next year’s Ribfest will be available in the summer of 2014 and updates can be found at

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami, Deering Estate at Cutler and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s effort to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. 


Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177. General zoo admission is $15.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (3-12), plus tax.  Children under two and zoo members enter free; parking is free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; ticket booths close at 4 pm.  Some animals start going in for the night at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit or call (305) 251-0400. 


The Zoological Society of Florida, founded in 1956, is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Today it is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida, with approximately 52,000 members. Its activities and programs include fundraising, marketing, volunteer services, educational programs, special events and member programming. Its mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world’s wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations.  For more information, please visit or call (305) 255-5551.