Rockwall Rib Rub, Run & Roll

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockwall
Hwy 66 & State Hwy 205
Rockwall, TX 75087
City of Rockwall Parks & Rec

Rib Rub BBQ Competition & 5K Run | Rockwall

Each fall, teams fire up their grills for a smokin’ hot barbecue competition in downtown Rockwall! Residents and visitors flock to the historic town square for a fun filled day featuring good music and good barbecue! The day-long celebration includes: 5K Run, Awards, All-Day Live Music, Car Show and more! This event is an IBCA sanctioned BBQ competition.

Rockwall Rib Rub Run & Roll 2019

Race with more than 400 other runners in this local favorite race
Race Information:
Race Times:
7:00AM Late Registration/Packet Pick Up
8:30AM 10K Start
8:45AM 5K Start
8:55AM 1 Mile Fun Run
5K: $25
10K: $35
1 Mile Fun Run: $15
5K: $30
10K: $40
1 Mile Fun Run: $15

All Day Live Music

Downtown Main Stage:
9:30 – 11:30 AM – The Rub | High energy Texas blues band!
12:00 – 2:00 PM – 30 Miles East (30ME) | A four piece band from Northeast Texas with a sound that blends Texas Country, Red Dirt and Southern Rock.
2:30 – 4:30 PM – Cole Risner | Cole was named the 2017 Larry Joe Taylor Songwriting Showcase winner. Cole recently has had two Top 40 singles: “Gun Barrell City” and “How It Feels To Me.”

Car Show

The annual car show will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 9-2pm in the Independent Bank parking lot, located in the Downtown Rockwall Square.
Awards will be announced at 1:45.
Last year, we were full and could only take a limited number of drive ins, so please register early!
Registration is $20 per car and you receive a free event t-shirt. There will also be raffle drawings every 30 minutes.
Our friends from Misfit Garage will be here as well and will be bringing some of their cars from the show!

People’s Choice Contest information: TBA

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Where: Downtown Rockwall
Rockwall, TX 75087
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 8:00am – 5:00pm