Always the first Saturday in October.  

Everyone's favorite day in Eastland Texas includes Ripfest with a 5K race, a large parade,  vendor booths, bounce houses, pony rides, and tons of food!

Starting bright and Early at 8 am join the Old Rip 5k and Kid's Fun Run in front of Siebert Elementary with Race Day Event Services and the Earl and Billye Bradley Wellness Center. If you have a team or running group of 5 or more runners (must turn in applications and money together) you get an additional $5 off your entry fee. We also offer an ISD team discount to our schools allow their students, coaches, and teachers to enter for just $20 and also get their 6th team member FREE! To receive a team or ISD discount, applications must be turned in no later than September 18th.

10 am kicks off the Old Rip Parade with floats from all over that want to show their businesses, clubs, and organizations to the community. Prizes are given to the top floats in various categories. Also during the parade, we will announce our Old Rip Coloring Contest winners. Get down to the square early to take advantage of good parking spots and seat to watch the parade.
Bryan's "Old Rip" Car Show and tell will be in the First Baptist Church parking lot, which will be filled with classic vehicles. Contact Bryan Jackson if you have a vehicle you would like to enter or volunteer.