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Rip’s Ribs Cook-Off, Wine & Jazz Festival April 13th

Join us for the 11th Annual Rip’s Ribs Cook Off & the 4th Annual Wine Festival on April 13th in Downtown Eastland, TX.

Downtown Eastland will be hosting a Ribs Cook-Off, Jazz Festival, Wine Festival, along with Vendor Shopping and Food Trucks!

Location: Downtown Square, Eastland, Texas

Each year we give away over $2,500 in cash prizes to the top cook-off teams!

Cooks can choose to enter our additional “People’s Choice” optional categories in Appetizers, Beans, Desserts, and/or Meats (excluding St. Louis-style pork ribs) for $10 per category or $30 for all four. Winners in these additional categories will win the cash pot for that category and get a year’s worth of bragging rights!

Cooking Team & Vendor Registration @

Location: Lumber Yard Event Center, Eastland, Texas

Arts & Crafts, along with Retail vendors will be set up inside the Lumber Yard Event Center for your shopping pleasure. Step out front where several food trucks will be lined up along the curb for your dining pleasure. Vendors can sign up at
Food trucks are by invitation only.

Lining up in front of the Lumber Yard Event Center will be the following food trucks-

The Pink Company

Rollin’ Woodfired Pizza, Abilene

Ken’s Chicken & Fish

Taqueria Maldonado’s

Location: Under the Pavilion at the Lumber Yard Event Center

Back by popular demand is the 4th Annual Rip’s Wine Festival held from 11:00PM-4:00PM under the Pavilion at the Lumber Yard Event Center, 313 W. Main just 2 blocks off the square.

Rip’s Wine Festival Tickets:
-Presale tickets $20 for 10 tastings (presales end April 11 @ 5PM)
-At the Door Tickets: $25 for 10 tastings
(souvenir glasses are given on a first come, first served basis for day of ticket sales)

-Bar Ditch Winery
-Blue Duck Winery
-The Winery at Willow Creek
-Brennan Vineyards


Location: South Side of the Courthouse on the Square

Come enjoy the Eastland Jazz Festival hosted by the EHS Band on the South Steps of the Eastland County Courthouse. The Jazz Festival features high school and college jazz bands from all over Texas. Bring a chair and enjoy jazz music all day. Snack and drink vendors along with some shady tables will be available in the street in front of the jazz bands.


9 AM – Breckenridge High School Jazz Ensemble
10 AM – Cisco College Jazz Ensemble
11 AM – Hardin-Simmons University Jazz Ensemble
12 PM – Maypearl High School Jazz Ensemble
1 PM – Wylie High School Jazz Ensemble
2 PM – Tarleton State University Jazz Ensemble
3 PM – Angelo State University Jazz Ensemble
4 PM – Eastland High School Jazz Ensemble

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 254-629-2332 or visit our website at

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