Naperville Rib Fest Kicks Off In Sizzling Heat

Bob Roberts
July 04, 2018 - 4:24 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It’s sizzling hot at the Naperville Ribfest, which kicked off Wednesday. And then there’s the heat thrown off by the grills filled with ribs.

Greg Williams sees this not as a canopied oven, but as a privilege to serve.

“It takes a lot of integrity. It takes a lot of willpower. It takes a lot of stupidity," he said. "You just got to all around have fun with what youre doing. You can’t do anything about the weather. So it’s all about the mindset.”

Williams said periodically rotating into the refrigerator trucks keeps everyone fresh to a point, but you can see the sweat dripping off of people’s brows.

In fact, Williams boss said he’s seen it far hotter here.

The fest runs from Wednesday through Saturday and is open to the public for a $5 donation.