CultureFest & Rib Cook-off: An Official Fiesta Event

Thursday, April 27, 2023
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P. M.

Admission is FREE
Proceeds from CultureFest help fund student scholarships.


Sam Houston Hurricane Marching Band

Folklorico Dancers

Car Show

Near Applied Science Building (ASB)
All Day 

Check Out Our Vendors

We will have all sorts of food and non-food vendors for you to choose from at CultureFest. Don't forget to try one of the delicious foods that will be served from Gorditas, Funnel Cake, Mangonadas, and much more. See a full list below.

Please note that vendors are required to attend a mandatory vendor meeting prior to CultureFest in November (date options will be provided as we get closer to this date).

Ready to be a vendor at this year's CultureFEST? Download the application and submit your payment today!

Vendor Application

Food Vendor Payment

Non-Food Vendor Payment

Food Vendors

If you are interested in participating in this event as a Food Vendor contact:

Deborah Gee at 210-486-2529

Please contact Deborah before you pay for vending space. She can speak to the availability of the item(s) you want to sell.

Non-Food Vendors

If you are interested in participating in this event as a Non-food Vendor contact:

Dr. Kimberly Irving-Conaway at 210-486-2009

Get Your Tickets Early!

We are selling tickets for Food Vendors online for your convenience. Get your tickets early to beat the lines! Please bring a printout of your receipt (or show it on your smartphone) the day of the event at the ticket booth to retrieve their tickets.

Food Tickets

CultureFest Grill Raffle

We are raffling three BBQ pits at this year’s CultureFest and Rib Cook-Off event. Price of tickets: 1 - $10 or 3 - $25. The drawing will be held at 3:10 pm on April 7, 2022 on the stage.  The winners will be announced and contacted by phone.

The winners will have until 5:00 pm on April 7, 2022 to transport the item from the event location.  All proceeds from the raffle benefit the St. Philip’s College General Scholarship Fund.

Raffle Winners 

Please see Sandra Hines at SWC (, Building 1 B172, or 210-486-7281), or Paul Lede ( or 832-372-8609). Redeem your tickets by scanning and emailing your receipt to, or bringing your receipt to the Student Center at SWC (Building 1, D-143) or the Turbon Student Center at MLK Campus (Suite 100)

*NOTE: Due to supply chain issues, two of the three grills to be raffled will be delivered at a later date.


Bring the whole family as our official Fiesta event is open to everyone. We have fun and games for all ages.

Fun and Excitement!

Enjoy all the excitement at CultureFest! All proceeds go to student scholarships. Have fun for a good cause.


Can you or someone you know make the tastiest ribs? Show us your skills at CultureFest as we award the best ribs in town.

Competition Entry fees:

  • $20 to submit for either beef or pork ribs
  • $30 to submit for both beef and pork ribs
Contestants must submit a slab of ribs for the judges. If you are submitting for both beef and pork rib competitions, you must submit a slab of each beef and pork rib. Contact Paul Lede, to sign up.

CultureFest Medal & Shirts

2022 CultureFest medals will be available on the day of the event! Medals will be given at first-come, first-serve!

St. Philip's College CultureFest & Rib Cook-off

CultureFest t-shirts are given to volunteers working at the event! We need student and faculty/staff volunteers for CultureFest. There are numerous opportunities to serve, including setting up the day before the event.

CultureFest (Set-Up Evening)
April 6

CultureFest (Event Day)
April 7
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

If you like to volunteer, see what shifts are available online to sign up!


Deborah Gee
Food Vendors
Dr. Kimberley Irving Conaway
Non-Food Vendors

Faculty/Staff Volunteer


Contact Us

If you are a vendor or would want more information, please contact Student Life at 210-486-2135.


CultureFEST Co-Chair:

Dr. Angie Mac
Director for Student Life

CultureFEST Co-Chair:

Paul Lede
Interim Associate Director for Student Life

Official Fiesta Event

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