***UPDATE: Due to upcoming weather conditions, this year’s events have been moved to the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport in Temple, Texas.***

  • Ticket Pricing

    Kids 12 & Under: Free
    Weekend Spectator Pass: $10
  • Event Dates

    May 19-20, 2017
  • Location

    Draughon-Miller Central Texas
    Regional Airport
    7720-F Airport Road
    Temple, Texas 76501

ABOUT EVENT

Ribs & Rods is an annual charity event benefiting the local Ronald McDonald House.
This year our event will be held Friday and Saturday, May 19th & 20th, at the Bend O' The River Park in Temple, Texas.

Pin-Up Contest (18 yrs +)

Participants will strut their stuff on stage in their best pin up outfit and be judged on authenticity, originality, poise & personality, crowd applause and attitude.


Sponsored By:
Lone Star Pin-Up

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Little Cruisers Showdown

A pedal car competition held at the main stage and include a people’s choice judging for a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place trophies, as well as goods from local area sponsors.

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Color Contest (Kids: 12 & Under)

Bring out your best artistic skills for the kids coloring contest for a chance to win a great prize pack full of various art supplies, as well as some other goodies from local area sponsors.

Come Join the Fun

Sign-up today as a sponsor for this year's festival and get your business showcased in our event promotions.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  9:00 PM
  Movie

Movie: “Smokey and the Bandit”

Smokey, aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours.
  11:30 AM
  Event

Pin-Up Contest

Contestants will strut their stuff on stage in their best pin up outfit and be judged on select criteria. Winner will receive a prize package from Lone Star Pin-up.
  9:00 PM
  Movie

Movie: “Smokey and the Bandit”

Smokey, aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours.
  11:30 AM
  Event

Pin-Up Contest

Contestants will strut their stuff on stage in their best pin up outfit and be judged on select criteria. Winner will receive a prize package from Lone Star Pin-up.
  9:00 PM
  Movie

Movie: “Smokey and the Bandit”

Smokey, aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours.
  11:30 AM
  Event

Pin-Up Contest

Contestants will strut their stuff on stage in their best pin up outfit and be judged on select criteria. Winner will receive a prize package from Lone Star Pin-up.

EVENT FAQs

Yes to both; however this is a family friendly event so please be cautious and make sure we don’t have to say no next year.

Gates open to the public at 5:00 PM to give the staff and vendors time to set up for the weekend.

Wrist bands are $10 each and good all weekend. If you lose your wrist band you will be required to purchase another one. Car show registrants will receive 2 wrist bands for the weekend. Cook off teams will receive 6 wrist bands.

The car show is Friday evening through Saturday at 5PM

No, if you’re registered for one day, you’re registered for the whole weekend. You can come and go as you please. Just make sure you’re judged if you do not plan on coming back.  

We will post a list of winners. Contact us and we’ll make arrangements to get you your award.

Gates will close at 9pm both Friday and Saturday. Vehicles will be allowed to exit, but not enter 9pm. BBQ contestants, concert and movie attendees must use spectator parking at that time.

In the spectator parking field located between Bend O’ The River and Don Ringler Chevrolet. Please do not try to enter at the horse shoe. This will cause a traffic jam!

All sign up sheets will be at the show merchandise booth, cut offs will be one hour prior to the contest.  Have ID ready if signing up for the beer chug.

Vendor set up will be from 12pm-5pm on Friday May 19th.  

2016 Event Photos