Frank X. Tolbert


The OTICCC is a 501(c)(3) Corporation.  The purpose of our Charter is to raise Money for Charity through the Love, Appreciation and Promotion of Chili!


Please join us as we celebrate this 49th Annual 2015 Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert - Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cookoff!


2014 Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cookoff Winner!

Congratulations To
David Lazarus for
Back-to-Back Wins!
Killeen, Texas

If you have any images that you would like to share
from this year's cook-off, please contact the site administrator by clicking HERE!


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"Friday Behind The Store"
BBQ Cook-Off Rules for 2013

Folks have been asking for this!
Click here to view and/or download
your copy of the Rules!

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The Cook-Off would love to have you as a Sponsor.  There are a number of benefits to be derived
from participating.

Click Here for more info!

Current Sponsor Roster:

Texas Star Granite 
Big Bend Brewing Company - Alpine, Texas
El Dorado Hotel - Terlingua, Texas
Cottonwood General Store - Terlingua, Texas Republic Print & Mail - Austin, Texas Printing Solutions - Austin, Texas
Black Communications Sierra Grande Outfitters Campervan North America
Bee Mountain Hardware  


In Memory

The Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cook-Off


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

(ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease)


The Cook-Off would like to thank everyone very much for their past, present and continued support to the ALS Association, South Texas Chapter, which continues to be our Official Charity to Support!

Thank you, everyone, so very very much!!!


Click Here for a Video look-back at
One of our Favorite Terlingua


Order Your Live, Behind the Store CD Now by Clicking on the Image  Below!!!



If you are coming from Study Butte, TX
(Hwy 118 & Hwy 170), head west
approximately 4 miles on Hwy 170 and
the Cook off is on your left.  If you are approaching the Cookoff from the
west, we'll be on your right,
approximately 4 miles before
you hit Study Butte.


Again, welcome and Viva Terlingua !


The 49th Celebration begins

in only  days!

Are you ready for some CHILI?




Frank X Tolbert                   Wick Fowler

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Special Thanks to Melanie Levin for her wonderful photography work!  Thanks Mel!!  ST



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