The Rib Fest kicks off Friday, May 28 and runs through May 31st at Soldier's Memorial in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. There are several hours each day where admission is free. After the set "free" times, the cost to get in is just a few bucks. In fact, here's some ticketing lingo right off the official website:
Charter Media reserved seat costs are *$40 each for Saturday, and *$25 each for Friday, Sunday, Monday, and include $10 worth of Food, Beverage, and Game Tickets. Tickets purchased before May 21, 2009 include admission. Present your Charter Media reserved ticket at the Main Ticket tent and receive your $10 food & beverage tickets upon arrival. The U.S. Cellular Rib America Festival will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.
Be sure to let me know if you're planning on attending this event!