The 2020 spring opener will be held on the grass at the Ki-Be Middle School on August 7th, 2020. The address of the middle school is 913 Horne Dr. Benton City, WA 99320. Although Coronavirus has impacted our communities, we are still striving to provide a heartwarming event for our city. We will have a show & shine event, local vendors, kids activities, food, and live entertainment. You can find our event plan below:
- 7:00 am – Gates open for registration & vendors
- 9:00 am – Show opens to the public
- 9:15 am Car detailing competition begins
- 10:00 am Flag-raising ceremony – Sea Cadets National Anthem
- 1:00 pm Voting closes for Peoples Choice
- 4:30 pm Awards ceremony begins
- 5:15 pm Show closes
For more information about the Benton City Spring Opener, then visit our “Who Are We?” page. On this page, we cover the purpose of the BC Spring Opener. We’ve linked to it from this page! 🙂
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 2000s. 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. Also, the Best Bicycle (youth exhibitor) are competing. So, get the kids bicycles ready!
Entry Fees (This show is a fundraiser for school teachers & youth groups, therefore we charge admission for the event)
- $3.00 per individual
- $6.00 per family (Mom, Dad, and their kids under 12 years)
- Show ‘n Shine – $20 per vehicle, includes dash magnet and admission for driver and passenger.
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.)
- Download the registration form from our website, type in the information save/print it out and bring it to the event or mail it in with payment.
- 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.
All mailed-in pre-registrations, and order forms need to be received 7 days prior to the event to make sure we have everything. You can mail it to our P.O. box at 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 7 days prior to the event.
Car Detailing Competition
We are hosting Benton City’s annual auto detailing competition in 2020! With the help of numerous car detailing services on the West Coast, we are excited to bring talented detailers in from various cities throughout California. Currently, we have detailing teams traveling to Benton City’s Spring Opener from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chula Vista.
Currently, we have three teams competing in the competition. They will each have 7 hours to fully restore a classic car. They will detail the exterior of the vehicles, and transform the interior surfaces. Last year, mobile car detail services were showcased on TV for their professional detailing. After the competition, Los Angeles Car Detail will auction the vehicles for charity. If you’re interested in learning more about their car detailing projects, then visit our website! Car enthusiasts appreciate auto detailing, so we are truly honored to host these car detailing services.
The auto detailing competition will begin at 1:15 pm on August 7th, 2020. The applications for this event are due before August 1st, 2020. Unfortunately, we can’t consider late applications due to high demand for our limited spots.
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 accommodate 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. You can view our vendor fees below:
- 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. We encourage pre-registration but it’s not mandatory.
Thank you Tampa Bay Car Detail! We appreciate your efforts regarding vendor setup. In addition to providing car detailing lessons throughout the day, Tampa Car Detail covered the logistics of vendor spots for us. They are committed to helping our youth, and we are committed to helping them teach the art of car detailing.
We encourage all local youth groups to apply for funding. The Youth Group Funding Applications are due before August 1st, 2020. Unfortunately, late applications will not be considered. If you’re looking for more information regarding the youth groups, then you can visit Benton City, Washington’s city website by clicking here.