Cookoff 2017

Viva Terlingua!


Information occasionally changes, please contact the promoter before traveling to a cookoff.

NOV 2, TERLINGUA, TX - 2nd Annual Tolbert / Mild Bill's International Verde Cookoff. Benefits: ALS. Location: OTICC site, have a chili cook on the team) competition. Cooks meeting Friday 8pm and Sat 8am if needed. Entry fee: Chili, Brisket, Pork Butt, Behind The Whites's Store, just East of Downtown Terlingua. Info: www.mildbillsspices.comPork Ribs, Chicken & Open-$15 each, Jackpot Pinto Beans & Dessert-$10 each, Dutch Ovens-$15 each, Bloody Mary, Margarita, Salsa-$5 each. Info: 817-597-7739, 940-682-1649 or 817-694-1268
NOV 3, TERLINGUA, TX - Very Last Chance for 2017 Championship. TOLBERT. DAY CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR, NOW ON FRIDAY. Location: Behind The Whites's Store, just East of Downtown Terlingua. Turn in: 3:30. Entry fee: $50. No showmanship competition. The cookoff counts like a regional qualifier for the 2016-2017 chili year, with the top ten winners qualified to compete in the Saturday Championship and 4th thru 10th winners receive 2 points. Those who ended the chili year with only 7 or 8 points (or 4 points if you live in a 6 point states) would qualify for the Saturday Championship. Info: Debbie Eiland Turner 972-935-2402 or

NOV 3, TERLINGUA, TX - 30th Annual Bob Roberts Memorial BBQ Cookoff, 36th Annual Hal John Wimberly - Frank X Tolbert.. Memorial World Championship B.E.An. & 26th Annual. Clay Henry Memorial World Championship P.E.A.-Off, 7th Annual Jimmy Doherty Memorial Salsa Contest & World's Championship Margarita Mix-Off. Location: Behind The Whites's Store, just East of Downtown Terlingua. Turn in: Salsa-10:30, Chicken-11, . Black Eyed Peas-Noon, Ribs-1, Beans-2, Brisket-3, Margaritas-3:30. Entry fees: BBQ (Brisket, Chicken, Ribs)-$40 each or all 3 for $100, Peas, Beans, Salsa and Margaritas-$10 each. Pre-register form, contact Debbie Eiland Turner, Mail forms to Debbie at PO Box 143, Terlingua, TX 79852. Info: Jimmy Smith BBQ Event Director 254-698-1081 leave a message or

NOV 4, TERLINGUA, TX - 51st Annual Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert - Wick Fowler Memorial Championship. Chili Cookoff. TOLBERT. Location: Behind The Whites's Store, just East of Downtown Terlingua. Must be qualified to cook or show to compete. See Thursday & Friday listings details to follow. Info: Kathleen Tolbert Ryan 817-653-0988 or or

NOV 11, VALLEY MILLS, TX - Tolbert Chili Cookoff. NEW EVENT. Benefits: VMHS Junior Class. Location: Old Boy Scout Camp, next to the Brazos River on FM 56, mile east of Hwy. 6. Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Food & Fun. Also Sunday cookoff. Chili entry fee: Chili - $20, Beans - $10. Turn in time: Beans-Noon, Chili-2pm. Info: Randy Duke (cell) 254-405-4333

NOV 12, VALLEY MILLS, TX - Tolbert Chili Sunday Cookoff. NEW EVENT. Benefits: Grey Mutts Rescue & Santuary. Location: Old Boy Scout Camp, next to the Brazos River on FM 56, mile east of Hwy. 6. Trophies by JDH Welding (featured on Fixer Upper.) Bake Sale, Silent Auction, Hamburger & Chips for sale. Also Saturday cookoff. Dog Food Donations Accepted. Chili entry fee: Chili - $20. Turn in time: Chili-1pm. Info: Tammie 254-405-1482 or

NOV 18, MANCHACA, TX - Giddy Ups 11th Annual Thanksgiving Cookoff. TOLBERT. Location: 12010 Manchaca Rd. Regularly scheduled event. Info: Nancy 512-280-4782 or Dwight Hamilton 512-507-4948 or or for details when closer to date.

DEC 2, MAXDALE, TX - Maxdale's Old Soldiers Memorial Chili Cook-Off. TOLBERT. Benefits: Maxdale Chili Park Maintenance. Location: Chili Park, located between Killeen & Florence on FM 2670. From SH 195 take FM 2670. Go approx. 4.5 miles: the chili park will be on your left. Limited RV hookups-$10 per night. Turn in: Bloody Mary's-10, Margaritas-10:30, Chicken-11, Pork Ribs-Noon, Beans-1, Chili-2, Brisket-3. Entry fees: Drinks-$5 each, Beans, Chicken, Ribs & Brisket-$10 each, Chili-$15 or $50 for all. Info: Ken Sperry cell 254-290-1950 or

DEC 9, MANCHACA, TX - VFW Post 3377 A Chili Christmas Cookoff. TOLBERT. Benefits: VFW Scholarship Fund. Location: 12921 Lowden Lane. Camping, no hookups. Details to follow. Info: Peggy at VFW 512-282-5664 or Dwight Hamilton 512-303-0868 or


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