The fifth annual Ridgefield Gone Country returns Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at 11 a.m. More than 6,000 individuals attended last year. The event features a world-class barbecue championship, family fun with kids rides, a riding bull, live music from several great bands, and great food. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year’s. It will be the same weekend as the Downtown Ridgefield Spring Stroll.

This year will also feature the second KIDSQ Competition, for kids age 6 to 12. The proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

The event will be held at the Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free. Learn more about the event at RidgefieldBBQCT.com.

Proceeds from the event are returned to scholarships and charities via the Rotary grant process.

To learn more about Ridgefield Rotary, visit ridgefieldrotary.org.