The opening night of Kalamazoo Ribfest 2016 included a first - the Best Ribs in Kalamazoo competition.

VIP attendees had the chance to sample and vote on the local ribs and decide who's boss of the sauce for 2016.

Check out all of the contenders and congratulations to the top 3: Virgil's BBQ, Bomba BBQ and Lazy Man Bar-B-Que.