COVID-19 Update

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We know you have questions regarding COVID-19 and how it affects our ability to successfully and safely present Rock, Ribs & Ridges.  In the coming months this page will be updated frequently with important festival-related news.


Is the festival on?  Yes, it is.  Rock, Ribs & Ridges returns to The Sussex County Fairgrounds the weekend of June 25 – 27.  With contingency plans, if necessary, to move to late summer.

Relevant, recent news. 

As of April 14, a total of 5,641,115 vaccine doses have been administered to New Jersey residents. With 2,292,316 adults fully vaccinated, New Jersey is on track to meet Governor Murphy’s goal of fully vaccinating 4.7 million adults by June 30.

In New Jersey any sports or entertainment venue with a capacity of 5,000 or more is now allowed to operate at 30 percent of capacity. Also, this season amusement parks have been operating at 50 percent capacity.

Face masks – at this point - will still be mandatory, but New Jersey will not require what New York State does – a negative COVID PCR test before a fan can enter an arena.

The Meadowlands Fair, held in East Rutherford, NJ has received the go-ahead to operate from June 18 through July 11. To read more, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to view the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.,

What are we doing to make the festival safe?  In short, everything we can.  We will follow the lead of Governor Murphy on the size of mass gatherings, as well as the sanitization guidelines and protocols set forth by the CDC and local agencies.  You can expect to see lots more hand sanitizer stations, attendants to wipe down bathrooms, other most-touched surfaces, etc.  We’re working on cashless/touchless payment payments.  And whatever else will be required at that time so we can assure the safest, healthiest and most patron-friendly event possible.

What about masks?  Social distancing?  We will require patrons to adhere to whatever requirements are in place come the festival.  As we have all seen, things change quickly, so as far as “official” list of Do’s and Don’ts, attendee policies, etc. it’s still a little early for that.

Can I get my money back if the festival is postponed or cancelled?  Absolutely.  In short our policy is to “refund or defer.”  But please be assured that our ticket policies will always reflect our 27-year history of treating our patrons fairly, reasonably and with the utmost respect and appreciation for your support.

We hope that everyone will do their part to help put the coronavirus behind us over the next few months so we can move forward with RRR 2021.  Because it’s been two years since we’ve gotten together and partied – and we all need it. 

Please check back to this site – and keep an eye on our email blasts – for further updates.