April 27th, 2019    
Benton City Spring Opener

Car & Bike Show

Tad over $70,000.00 raised to-date
The Spring Opener is held on the grass at the Ki-Be Middle School
located at 913 Horne Dr. Benton City, Wa. 99320

Show & Shine - Vendors - Kids Activities - Food - Entertainment

7:00 am Gates open for registration & vendors
9:00 am Show opens to the public
10:00 am Flag-raising ceremony – Sea Cadets
National Anthem
We encourage pre-registration but it's not mandatory.
1:00pm Voting closes for Peoples Choice

2:30 pm Awards ceremony begins                            
3:00 pm Show closes
Entry Classes

All vehicles regardless of make and model are welcome to compete, if it has wheels and you'd like to show it off, we'll make room for it. Entries will be judged and cool one-of-a-kind trophies awarded by independent judges. Auto trophies will include Best of Show, plus Best of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000. Additional auto trophies include Peoples Choice, Kids Choice, Best Truck, Best Foreign, Hard Luck, Under Construction, Off the Beaten Path, Best Low Rider and two Custom Rat Rod Trophies. Motorcycle entries will be judged independently of autos; trophies will be given for 1st Place plus Peoples Choice. Best Bicycle (youth exhibitor). So get the kids bicycles ready.

Entry Fees (click here for a printable entry form)
This show is a fundraisor for school teachers & youth groups, therefore we charge admission for the event.

All entrants will be given a number and dash magnet upon payment of entry fee. You may pre-pay/register and your number will be set aside for pickup upon your arrival. Payment is by check, cash or money order made out to the Benton City Spring Opener. We've made registering as easy as possible in one of two ways: (We encourage pre-registration but it's not mandatory by any means.)

       1. Download the registration form from the link above, type in the information save/print it out and bring it to the event or mail it in with payment.
       2. Register the day of the event.

There's no waiting at the gate. Entrants will drive onto the grounds, park, (we have flaggers) go up by the flag pole and register or pick up your pre-paid registration.

Vendor Fees (click here for a printable application form)

Special Note for Vendors: This Show is to help our youth help themselves wherein they host a booth to raise funds for their particular group.  No vendor may  "GIVE AWAY"  free food to the public except as single bite size samples. The vendor can donate the food to any Youth Group to sell to help the group and promote work ethics for the group.

Vendor spaces are 10' x 10' with spaces available on either grass or asphalt. The asphalt spaces are very limited. We will try, in as much as we can, to accomodate a vendors request for locating their spots.
However, all spaces are allocated on a 1st come and paid for basis. NOTE: Checks and money orders must clear our bank BEFORE we allow vendors to operate. The exception being previous vendors in good standing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Youth Group Funding Application (click here for a printable application form)
All local Youth Groups are encouraged to apply for funding.
Youth Group Funding Applications are due on or before April, 8, 2019 
Late applications will not be considered.

All mailed in pre-registrations, and order forms (except hand-delivered) need to be received 4 days prior to the event to make sure we have everything:

Benton City Spring Opener
P.O. Box 995
Benton City, WA 99320

All information to be included in our show program must be received no later than 4 days prior to the event.

2019 Sponsors

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We are proud to announce we have some wonderful sponsors. The Port of Benton has been an ongoing Sponsor for this event for the past several years. In addition to this, the Port has been a partner in developing properties within Benton City to allow incubator businesses to move into. The Port developments are truly a 1st class operation.

Don't miss their Wings & Wheels Event @ the Richland Airport on
August 17th, 2019
located @1903 Terminal Dr. Richland, WA. 99354

Port of Benton

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Blue Room is an established locally owned portable toilet rental and service company located in Pasco, WA. They're committed to providing fast, high quality service to the greater Columbia Basin region. Their service areas are specific to the Tri-City, Burbank, Benton City, Prosser, Connell, and Franklin County areas. They provide portable toilet rental service for all types of events e.g. backyard barbeques, special events, agriculture or contractor sites.
Their fleet consists of nine trucks, so they're are able to meet your service needs. Their highly trained service drivers are dedicated to keeping your portable toilets cleaned and sanitary, while providing you with the best quality of service. They welcome you to use their website to expedite the portable toilet rental process. You can send them a form request for the unit rentals and a customer service representative will get back to you within 24 hours. Their mission is simple; they want to provide the best service for our customers so they can have the best experience possible.

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Ala Cart is a family owned and operated business serving
Central and South Eastern Washington and North Central Oregon.
Ala Cart provides carts for us old people to putt around in to support the show. Ala Cart is a Tomberlin E-Merge NEV/LSV Street Legal Dealer. They offer full service and repair of all brands of golf cars. In addition, their Pick-up and Delivery service makes it easy for you to get your cart repaired or serviced when needed.

Ala Cart

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Detloff A&M Auto is a family owned and operated business serving Benton City & the surrounding areas.They offer services that are beyond compare. Auto, truck, farm  & garden powered equipment parts are all available.
701 9th Street, Benton City, WA. 99320
Ph. 509-588-5973

Detloff A&M Auto

2019 Benton City Spring Opener Host Organizations 


Benton City Chamber of Commerce

Benton City Economic Development Council
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Benton City Lions Club

About the Spring Opener

Benton City's Annual Spring Opener Car and Bike Show is brought to you through the cooperation of many of our community civic organizations. 
The proceeds of this non-profit show will be used to help support youth activities in the community. 
We will continue the show each year as a way to raise funds for different projects that provide for the community in whole. 
Past years entries are here.

2019 Benton City Spring Opener Core Committee - We welcome others to join us

Brian Loetze- Chair
Robin Hall - Vice Chair
Open position - Secretary/Treasurer
Open position - Advertising
Open position - Senior Advisor
Randy Rutledge - Senior Adviser

Contact us via:
Chamber of Commerce info@bentoncitychamber.org (509-588-4984)
Dan Deckert (509-588-8842) deckert@owt.com
Randy Rutledge (509-947-7332)

If you're in Benton City, you can stop by the Chamber office at 513 Ninth St. (this is NOT a mailing address).

For more info about Benton City, please visit our other web sites:
Benton City Chamber of Commerce 

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