29th Annual CultureFest & Rib Cook-Off

May 15, 2024

SPC Marketing & Strategic Communications

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Nearly 5,000 community members attended the St. Philip’s College 29th Annual CultureFest & Rib Cook-Off on April 25.

This year, the college’s official Fiesta event had several exciting new features. One of the most notable additions was the presence of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, which gave attendees a taste of the Wild West and a chance to take photos with horses. Pies were added to the food competition, adding to the flavor of the event.

It wasn't just about food and fun, St. Philip’s College always parties with a purpose.  Three hand-made, one-of-a-kind BBQ pits, created by the SPC Welding Club, were raffled off, raising $7,000 for student scholarships.

Among the event’s attendees were 650 high school students from the greater San Antonio area who attended the annual Spring Open House where they had an opportunity to explore the college’s programs. Three students, Luis Escalon, the valedictorian from Holmes High School, Gabriel McKinley from Steele High School, and MiKayla Garcia, received $500 scholarships to attend St. Philip's College.

The event ended with Fiesta Royalty Rey Feo joining St. Philip’s College President Dr. Adena Williams Loston on the mainstage for closing remarks. He expressed his commitment to education and his gratitude for having three of his four children get their educational journey started at the college.  


Car Show Winners

Presidential Award

Chant Ovalles – 1985 Chevy Corvette C4


1st – Alex Trejo – 1966 Chevy C10

2nd – Adrian Gonzales – 2016 Toyota Tundra

3rd – Felix Ramos – 2022 Ford Branco


1st – Cindy Enloe- 2023 Chevy Corvette

2nd – Bob Merrill – 2005 Chevy Corvette

3rd – Alice Estrada – 2000 Plymouth Prowler

Hot Rods

1st – Jimmy Mares – 1932 Ford 3- Window Roadster

2nd – Marco Elizondo – 1929 Ford Roadster

3rd – Henry Alonso – 1923 Ford T Bucket


1st – Phil Coomer – 1989 Chevy IRock Z

2nd – Chant Ovalles – 1985 Chevy Corvette C4

3rd – Arthur “R2D2” – 1998 Ford Mustang 

Rib Cook-Off

1st – Rochelle Stinson

2nd – Nik’s Not Normal

3rd – Burbank High School Culinary Students

Pie Competition

1st – Desiree Smith

2nd – Rochelle Stinson

3rd – Desiree Smith

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