NASHUA — After a lip-smacking, 16-year run, the Nashua West Rotary Club’s Rock’n Ribfest will be no more.
The club’s board has decided not to host the annual food and music festival, which raised tens of thousands of dollars for the community, said Kim Reagan, the Rotary Club president.
“You get to a point where an event has run its course and you feel like it’s time to shake it up and do something new, and we’re trying to figure out what that is,” she said. “We’re going out on top. We did awesome and it was a whole lot of wonderful memories, a lot of great money for the community.”
The event was entirely volunteer run, required more than 3,000 man hours, and took a year to plan, according to Reagan.
Last week, the Rotary Club put on the first annual Nashua Duck Derby, which saw 5,000 rubber ducks race down the Nashua River. The event raised $12,000 and was a great success, Reagan said, but it won’t be the only successor to Rock’n Ribfest.
“We’re going to come back with something new and refreshing and hopefully something very exciting,” she said.