April 28th, 2018    
Benton City Spring Opener

Car & Bike Show

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
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, 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)

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, 2, 2018 
Late applications will not be considered.

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 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.
Port of Benton

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Since the inception of this venue, we've had one sponsor that has been constant and a Godsend for the event. That sponsor is 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 with handwashing stations.
We highly recommend them if you need units for your events.
Able truck outhouse

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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

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?  Download a sponsor information package for more information.

2018 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.

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 info@bentoncitychamber.org (509-588-4984)
Dan Deckert (509-588-8842) deckert@owt.com
Randy Rutledge (509-947-7332)
Benton City Economic Development Council bcedc@bentoncityedc.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).

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

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