RigFest began in 2010 as band competition and was usually held in the SJR Theatre. The even eventually stopped happening and remained part of the SJR history books.

In 2017, Mark, David, Christine and Steve decided it was time to bring the event back - only bigger and better than ever before. The event was planned as a one-off outdoor festival event. Over the past few years, the event has grown and grown and now includes local businesses, performances from schools and the College and a headliner for each year. RigFest is a fabulous family event that brings the local community together.