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Frequently Ask Questions
What is Halal?
Halal is an Arabic term which means permissible. Muslims can eat Halal (slaughter)meat which is permissible for them. Halal food adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Quran. Halal slaughters are required to follow certain guidelines that ensure the animal is healthy and has not been given any hormones or antibiotics. In addition, Halal meat is often less fatty and healthier overall than other types of meat.
Why is it important for Muslims to eat Halal?
Eating Halal is an essential component of “Living Halal” which is a lifestyle and is important for Muslims. Halal food consumption is important for Muslims as it helps them build spirituality, and a better connection with God and saves them from spiritual drawbacks as well as promotes healthy eating habits.
When is the Halal Ribfest happening?
The Halal Ribfest North America 2023 Tour will feature 13 cities in Canada & 7 in the US. The tour will kick off in Vancouver on June 2nd and conclude in California in November.
Will there be free parking?
We recommend taking an Uber or public transit to avoid issues with parking. Please park at your own discretion in accordance with by-laws
Why call this Halal Ribfest?
Ribfest is a kind of Toronto's Summer tradition, but we never observed any Halal vendors at the Ribfest offering halal food options. We have Muslims Ribbers and local BBQ businesses in GTA and we would like to promote our community’s local businesses, highlight and showcase their unique Flavors First time ever through The Halal Ribfest.
Is the food at the event 100% Halal?
Yes, our event will only serve 100% hand slaughtered Halal meat. What makes our event so special is that every vendor will only serve halal products with the highest standards of verification within the guidelines of local scholars and halal monitoring authorities.
How to become a vendor at Halal Ribfest?
Please visit the
page to provide your information and our sales team will contact you shortly.
Can I bring my pet to the festival?
Due to safety issues & the comfort of all of our guests, we only allow service animals with proper documentation.
Is there a dress code?
We ask everyone to abide by a modest dress code suitable for a family friendly event that is open to a wide range of guests.
Is there an ATM?
We usually have ATMs available on site at most of our events.
What if I have a food allergy?
If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please reach out to the food vendors directly and let them know before purchasing any food
Is HRF handicap accessible?
Yes! Many of the festival activities are handicap accessible. Handicap parking is also usually available at most of our venues.
Can I purchase tickets in person?
Absolutely, you can buy tickets at the festival, but it's a good idea to get them ahead of time because sometimes we have to stop selling tickets at the gate due to capacity restrictions
What is HRF's cancellation policy?
Tickets are non-refundable.
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