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Come see the smoke rollin' in Downtown Eastland


The Annual Rip's Ribs Cookoff is a great day in downtown Eastland to fire up your grill and make your famous Ribs with special rubs, sauces, and more! Enjoy a variety of vendors, and more food options than you have room in your stomach for.

What pairs well with Ribs? Wine & jazz music of course!

The Eastland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2nd Annual Rip's Wine Festival during the Cook Off from 12:00-5:00PM on the Downtown Square.
Rip's Wine Festival Event Page: (Coming Soon!)
Rip’s Wine Festival Tickets:
-Pre-Sale Tickets: $20 for 10 tasting & a souvenir glass
*Online Tickets:
-At the Door Tickets: $25 for 10 tastings
(souvenir glasses are given on a first come, first serve basis for day of ticket sales)
The EHS Band hosts the Annual Jazz Festival with bands from all over the Big Country coming in to play a variety of oldies and even current radio hits of today. Full list of Jazz Bands coming soon!

Each year we give away over $2,500 in cash prizes to the top cookoff teams! Cooks can enter the “People’s Choice” categories in Appetizers, Beans, Desserts, and/or Meat (excluding St. Louis-style pork ribs) for $10 per category or $30 for all four. Winners in these additional categories will get the entry pot for that category and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

Past Cook Off Photos: