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Frequently Asked Questions


To sign up as a judge, be at the pavilion early on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. Sign up and be ready to substitute if needed. It's a great way to enjoy chili and meet fellow enthusiasts.


Vendors can set up a 10x10 canopy and sell items with no electricity or water available. A 10% sales donation is requested at the end. Let us know if you plan to join so we can reserve a spot for you.
No reservation needed; camping is first-come, first-serve with plenty of space. Prepare for dry camping with no water or electricity, and bring all necessary supplies. Portable toilets are provided.
Yes, all sizes are welcome, and dry camping is provided. Late arrivals can park and move in the morning. Be self-sufficient as there are no hookups.
Navigate to 22970 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852. This takes you directly to the event. Check your map app for the best route.
Yes, trailers, including Airstreams, are covered under your ticket. Camping is first-come, first-serve with ample space for all.


No physical tickets are issued. Your name is added to the Event Guest Registry, and you'll show a valid ID at the gate. Keep your email receipt as proof of purchase.
Yes, one ticket covers all four days. Lodging options include rentals, hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, and camping at the cookoff site. Book early as places fill up quickly.