2017 Rib, Rub, Run, and Roll

Location: Downtown Rockwall

Date:  Saturday, Oct 7th

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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;

Race Information

Race Registration and Routes


Awards will be given to the Masters male / female in 5K and 10K and overall male / female winners in the 5K and 10K.  Age group awards will be in 5 year increments.  Custom medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in finishers in each age group.

T-shirts guaranteed to those registered by September 27th

All Day Live Music

Downtown Main Stage

  • 3:00-4:30 pm: Texas Flood
  • 12:45-2:00m pm: King George Band
  • 10:30 -11:45 am: Dale Riley Band
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am: Benton Lawson

San Jacinto Plaza Stage

  • 9:30 – 10:30 am Clint Sherman
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Ron Jesz
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Nick Snyder & Jonan Rigsbee

Grilling Classes

At this years Rib Rub we are going to offer 3 grilling classes taught by BBQ experts.

Click Here to get registered to learn the in’s and outs of prepping and smoking Brisket, grilling the perfect steak, and smoking a whole Hog!

Class Descriptions:

Brisket Prep Call – Come join BBQ Pitmaster Herman Guerrea from One 90 Barbecue from 12p-1p as he teaches you how to properly trim, season, and load a brisket. If you want to be the talk of the neighborhood when you cook out this Fall then do not miss this class. Everyone who attends will also enjoy brisket, beverages, and a chance to win prizes including an entire brisket.

Grilling The Perfect Steak – Competitive Grill Master Randy White will teach you how to grill the perfect steak at home. The class will consist of (1) What to look for when shopping for steak (2) How to season & marinade (3) How to Grill it. The class will include steak to enjoy, cold beverages, and a chance to win steaks to take home.


Smoking A Whole Hog – BBQ PitMaster Herman Guerra will demystify how to smoke a whole hog at home for a good old fashioned pig pull. The class will include different options in smoking a pig, how to break it down, and the easiest way to serve. Everyone will enjoy plenty of pulled pork, cold beverages, and prizes.

Grill class registration Link

Car Show

Click here to register for the Car Show


1st Place:  Mayor’s Choice

2nd Place:  Mayor’s Choice

1st Place:  People’s Choice

2nd Place:  People’s Choice

1st Place:  Best Paint

2nd Place:  Best Paint

1st Place:  Best Motor

2nd Place:  Best Motor

1st Place:  Best Interior

2nd Place:  Best Interior

Raffles will be held during the car show for participants.

Peoples Choice Wing Tasting


All competitors are highly encouraged to participate in the People’s Choice competition.

  1. Wings must be ready for public tasting/judging by 11:00 AM. Event staff will collect wings from cooks and bring the to the People’s Choice Wing Tasting Tent.
  2. The public purchases 5 tickets for $5 from event coordinators and exchange a ticket for a wing from event staff in the People’s Choice Wing Tent. When the public purchases 5 tickets they’ll also receive 1 special ticket they will use to vote for their favorite wing.  Event organizers base their ticket sales on the quantity of wings distributed to cooks. Please do not giveaway wings to the public – we control the number of wings to know how many tickets can be sold.
  3. Containers for ticket collection will be provided in the People’s Choice Wing Tasting Tent to collect votes for teams.

* IBCA Sanctioned BBQ competition

*2017 Rib Rub, Run & Roll BBQ Competition Application*

-Brisket, Spare Ribs, 1/2 Chicken- Want to be a judge? email [email protected] to get on the list, limited spaces available.

*Because we are adding Brisket this year, many cooks will be cooking overnight. We will try to accommodate trucks/cars to stay close to grill sites as space permits so grilles can rest in their car while they watch their fire overnight. We will not have electricity or water hookups available on site so please plan accordingly if you will want those.

All Sauced Up
Big B’s BBQ
Buck Horn BBQ
Bulldog BBQ
Chief’s Smoke Joint
Flying Pigs
Goldmine BBQ
Hoggy Style
House Divided
Illegal Tenders
Lauless BBQ
Legacy BBQ
Meat Your Maker
Meatbound & Down
New Viking BBQ Revival
Nuff Said
Right on Q
RocKwall BBQ Boys II
Rockwall Professional Firefighters Association
Rockwall Professional Firefighters Association 5057
Rolling Smoke
Sideways BBQ
Slab Yo’ Mama
Smoke Sessions Barbecue
Smoke Smith BBQ
Smokin’ & Getting’ Sauced
Smokin’ Aces BBQ
T&T Smokers
The Jordan Boys
The Sausage King
Thin Blue Bar-B-Que
Tres Hombres
Turn 2 BBQ
Twisted S Smoke
We Dem Boyz BBQ
WKW Ranch
Team Smoke

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