The 8th Annual Cheyenne Kiwanis Rib Fest will return to the Cheyenne Depot Plaza next month.

This year's event is slated for the Cheyenne Depot Plaza from August 15-17. The event features  five rib-cooking teams competing for trophies and cash prizes.

Among the competitors will be Mitchell's Barbecue of Cheyenne, which was chosen as the Cheyenne Rib Fest ''People's Choice'' Award winner in 2013. They will be joined by four other professional barbecue cooking teams from across the country, including National Rib Cook Off winners.

Besides the cook off competition the Rib Fest will feature live musical performances and a car show. Hours for the Rib Fest are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on August 15-16 and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. August 17.