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Cook Off 2022 - FB Flyer

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.


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.


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

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Rip's Wine Festival:

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. Help us spread the word by marking that you are "Going" and Share our Facebook Event Page ( with your friends and family.

Rip’s Wine Festival Tickets:

  • Pre-Sale Tickets: $20 for 10 tasting & a souvenir glass
  • At the Door Tickets: $25 for 10 tastings
    • (Souvenir glasses are given on a first come, first serve basis for day of ticket sales)

Current Winery List:
Blue Duck Winery (Cisco, TX)
D'Vine Wine (Granbury, TX)
The Winery at Willow Creek (Abilene, TX)
Broken X Winery (Cisco, TX)
*Full list of wineries coming soon!

Jazz Festival 2022 (2)

Jazz Festival & Live Entertainment:

Back again this years is the Jazz Festival hosted by the EHS Band on the South Steps of the Eastland County Courthouse with the addition of a 2nd outdoor stage located at the intersection of Lamar & Olive Street! The Jazz Festival features high school and college jazz bands from all over Texas that help create an enjoyable atmosphere on the Downtown Square. Doc Rockin’ Band, a local favorite and legend, will also be entertaining the crowd on the Courthouse Stage with classic rock during the day! Full live entertainment schedule TBA.

Past Cook Off Photos: