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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? Jazz music of course! 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.

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.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

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