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.
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!
Rip's Wine Festival:
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)
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.