Vendors needed for annual Lawrenceville rib festival

LAWRENCEVILLE — Now in its sixth year, the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association has teamed up with Georgia Gwinnett College to host Rock’n Ribville Oct. 5 in downtown Lawrenceville.

The barbecue-filled day has changed its name, and the event still needs vendors to participate in the fun — and almost anyone can set up shop. Rock’n Rib is looking for people who sell arts and crafts, merchandise, businesses promoting products and services, snacks and — of course — barbecue.

Nonprofits are also encouraged to rent a spot for the day, which includes churches, political offices and social organizations.

The annual event attracts more than 10,000 attendees to experience local food and beverages while highlighting and raising awareness for GGC.

On Oct. 5, there will be a Kids Riblet Zone hosted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Gwinnett, the Grizzly Burger Eating Contest presented by GGC, a barbecue competition and live music by 76 LCD, Stephen Lee Band, Pseudo and Shangri-La.

This year, the LTTA is partnering with the Lawrenceville Police Benevolence Fund to “support the initiatives and objectives of the LPBF related to fallen officers in the line of duty as well as educational preparation resources for training new law enforcement recruits to serve the community.” Proceeds from this event will also go to fund future programs of the LTTA.

Applications are due by Aug. 31. For more information or vendor applications, visit www.rocknribville.com.