Supporting Our Mission

Throughout the year, The Link hosts several events to support The Link’s mission through serving our neighbors or raising needed funds.

Smokin’ for The Link

The “Rib Fest” (as it has become affectionately known) is The Link’s premier summer fundraising
event. This event makes it possible to help stabilize children, families and seniors in need.

For the sixth year, a dozen teams will make their way to Goat Ridge Brewing Co. to smoke and grill over 4,000 lbs. of ribs. And pies. So. Many. Delicious. Pies. And brownies the chocolate lovers.

Making their first team debut, Jennie-O is graciously cooking up premier turkey products designed especially for the grill season—every ticket includes a turkey sample this year!

Other new additions to Rib Fest include:

  • Two music stages
  • Bean bag tournament
  • Bouncy Houses

Because of the efforts of more than 100 volunteers who make this event possible, from organizing the event to baking pies and smoking ribs, over $20,000 was raised to help people in need.

A big thank you to the generosity and support of about 1,000 people supporting this event, making it the premier culinary + music event of the summer (in our not-so-humble opinion).

LOCATION: Goat Ridge Brewing Co., New London, MN

2020 canceled – Look for it in 2021

NEW: VIP Tickets* – $100
Early access from 1pm – 2pm
includes 15 samples, 2 pieces of pie with ice cream and 2 beverages.
Only 100 VIP Tickets available!

*We are adding a VIP ticket for people wishing to support The Link more significantly and gain early access with the first tastes of ribs and pie. It is designed for two people to share a rib from each team, enjoy pie and ice cream and have a delicious beverage.

Tasting Tickets – $20
2pm – 5pm
includes 5 samples and 1 piece of pie with ice cream

Tickets available at:
Goat Ridge Brewing Co., The Happy So, O’Neil’s, Three Sisters, Westside Liquor

Christmas Choir Concert

to benefit The Link

The Christmas Choir Concert to support The Link’s Client Services & Outreach Assistance Fund was a great success. Over 300 people attended and enjoyed a wonderful evening of worship and song provided by the talented musicians of local churches.

Next Christmas Choir Concert : Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 3pm