am Gates open for registration & vendors
9:00 am Show opens to the public
10:00 am Flag-raising ceremony – Sea Cadets
National Anthem –
1:00pm Voting closes for Peoples Choice
2:30 pm Awards ceremony begins
3:00 pm Show closes
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
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, 2nd, and 3rd 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 youth groups, therefore we charge admission at the gate.
All entrants will be given a number upon payment of entry fee. You may pre-pay 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. Because we have had long lines and wait times at the entry gate, we STRONGLY encourage entrants to pre-register. In doing so, it saves you from having to wait in line to enter the grounds.Vendor Fees (click here for a printable application form)
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
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
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.
Businesses and crafters $30.00
Food vendors $60.00 - NOTE: You will be requested to show a current Health Permit at the show before we allow a setup.
Non-profit vendors $10.00
Youth Groups - no charge
All pre-registrations, and order forms (except hand-delivered) must be received by April 24, 2018 to:
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 April 23, 2018.
2018 Platinum Sponsor
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
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.
|Since the inception of this
venue, we've had one sponsor that has been constant and a Godsend for
the event. That sponsor is Able
Tank & Toilet. Able is a division of
Basin Disposal located in Pasco, Wa. They provide enough units to support the show
and are the cleanest units you've ever seen. Plus they have handicap access.
We highly recommend them if you need units for your events.
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.
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
2018 Benton City Spring Opener Host Organizations
Benton City Chamber of Commerce
Benton City Economic Development Council
Benton City Lions Club
About the Spring Opener
Benton City's Annual Spring Opener Car and Bike Show is brought to you
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.
2018 Benton City Spring Opener
Core Committee - We welcome others
to join us
Randy Rutledge- Chair
Brian Lotze - Vice Chair
Lorna Deckert - Secretary/Treasurer
Bobbi Shahan - Office Manager
Chelsea Wright - Advertising
Laura Beaver - Senior Advisor
Dan Deckert - Senior Advisor
Contact us via:
Chamber of Commerce firstname.lastname@example.org (509-588-4984)
Dan Deckert (509-588-8842) email@example.com
Randy Rutledge (509-947-7332)
Benton City Economic Development Council firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're in Benton City, you can stop by the Chamber/EDC office at
513 Ninth St. (this is NOT a mailing address).
info about Benton City, please visit our other web sites:
Benton City Chamber of Commerce and Benton City Economic Development Council