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  • Jaime Guzman and Joel Arriaga eat some ribs during the final day of the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. "We are going to try them all," Guzman said of the dozen rib vendors at the festival.

       Jaime Guzman and Joel Arriaga eat some ribs during the final day of the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. "We are going to try them all," Guzman said of the dozen rib vendors at the festival.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Lance Firnsin of Westchester eats some ribs from Armadillos on Sunday during the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The fest, a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club, ended Sunday.

       Lance Firnsin of Westchester eats some ribs from Armadillos on Sunday during the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The fest, a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club, ended Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The Righteous Hillbillies perform Sunday during the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The fest, a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club, ended Sunday.

       The Righteous Hillbillies perform Sunday during the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The fest, a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club, ended Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Thousands of people showed up for the final day of the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The event, which featured live music and tons of ribs, is a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club.

       Thousands of people showed up for the final day of the 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The event, which featured live music and tons of ribs, is a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Johnny Huber, 4 of Naperville takes a ride down the Fun Slide during the final day of 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The fest, a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club, ended Sunday.

       Johnny Huber, 4 of Naperville takes a ride down the Fun Slide during the final day of 27th annual Ribfest in Naperville. The fest, a fundraiser organized by the Naperville Exchange Club, ended Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Rib lovers had a lip-smacking, finger-licking good time on the last day of the 2014 Naperville Ribfest.

Among them was Jaime Guzman and his nephew, Joel Arriaga, who said they couldn't choose just one or two rib vendors out of the dozen available at the 27th annual edition of the fest.

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"We are going to try them all," Guzman said.

Others, like Lance Firnsin of Westchester, stuck with a known favorite.

The annual fest is sponsored by the Naperville Exchange Club, which donates proceeds to help in the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence.

Besides riches of ribs, the festival included a carnival, musical acts on two stages and lots of activities for adults and children.

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