November 3rd, Terlingua, TX

52nd 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

November 2nd, Terlingua, TX

31st Annual Bob Roberts Memorial BBQ Cookoff, 37th Annual Hal John Wimberly - Frank X Tolbert Memorial World Championship B.E.An. & 27th Annual. Clay Henry Memorial World Championship P.E.A.-Off, 8th Annual Jimmy Doherty Memorial Salsa Contest & World's Championship Margarita Mix-Off. Location: Behind The Whites's Store, just East of Downtown Terlingua. Categories: Salsa, Chicken, Black Eyed Peas, Ribs, Beans, Brisket, Margaritas. Details to follow. 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

November 2nd, Terlingua, TX

Very Last Chance for 2018 Championship
TOLBERT. 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 2017-2018 chili year, with the top three 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

September 29th, San Angelo, TX

44th Annual International Armed Forces Chili Cook-Off. TOLBERT. Benefits: Goodfellow Airmen. Location: Goodfellow Rec Camp, 1950 S Concho Dr. Open to Active Duty & Retired Military and DOD Civilians. Top 3 chili and top showmanship (if done) winners qualify for the 2018 Tolbert's Terlingua Championship. Three live bands throughout the day. Car/Motorcycle starts at 10 with a Car Celebrity. Prize money for People's Choice Brisket ($500) and Anything Goes Chili ($200). All cooks should be in place by 8AM the day of the cookoff. Entry fee: Beans & Squadron Chili-$10 each, Chicken, Ribs, Brisket - $25 each, Tolbert and/or Anything Goes Chili-$20 each or enter all categories for $100. Info: Liz Wilkinson 325-654-3336

September 8th, Weatherford, TX

Smokin Guns Chili/BBQ Cook Off. TOLBERT. Benefits: VFW Post 4746. Location: VFW Post, 224 Zion Hill Rd. Camping area & limited hookups, $10 per day. Cooks party Friday night with music at 7pm & Jackpot Appetizer contest turn in 7pm, entry fee: $5.  Saturday Turn in: Drinks-10, Salsa-10:30, Pit & Show-11:30-Noon, Brisket-Noon, Pork Butt-1, Chicken-1:30, Ribs-2, Chili-2:30. Entry fee: Chili-$15, Beans, Dessert, Margaritas, Salsa, Appetizers & Bloody Marys-$5 each, Brisket-$15, Ribs, Pork Butt & Chicken-$10 each. Info: Vick Graham 817-239-1135

June 30th, Valley Mills, Tx

Grey Mutt Rescue and Sanctuary Chili Cookoff. TOLBERT. Benefits: Grey Mutts Rescue and Sanctuary. Location: 255 County Road 3199, Old Boy Scout Camp off FM 56. Camping, no hookups. Also Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Food (Hamburger, chips and drink-$7). Dog Food donations gradly accepted. Turn in: 2pm. Entry fee: $20. Info: Tammie 254-405-1482 or or Randy Duke 254-405-4333 or Angie Duke 254-405-4334

July 14th, Rockne, TX

Mollie's 2nd Annual Cookoff. TOLBERT. Benefits: Make A Wish / Central & South Texas. Location: Rockne VFW Post 2527, 1503 FM 20, Bastrop, TX. Info to follow. Info: Molly Carriger 512-629-5321 or Kathy Carriger 512-581-1959

June 23rd, Boerne, TX

8th Annual Chili on the Guadalupe. TOLBERT. Benefits: Boerne Volunteer Fire Dept. Location: 201 Timberview (zip-78006). Plenty Camping for RV's, trailers, tents. Plenty of well water. Located on the river, float, paddle, sit in the water, fish. Friday night Pot Luck, fajitas provided, please bring side dish to share. 7th Annual Duck Race, 2nd Annual Chicken Shit Bingo, 50/50, Silent Auction (items needed) and MUSIC. Turn in: Bloody Marys-11, Margarita's-11:30, Beans-Noon, Tolbert Chili-2, Junior Chili-2:30. Entry fee: Junior Chili-$5, Drinks and Beans $10 each, Chili-$15.  Info: Call or text Deba Center 210-274-4952, or

June 2nd, Lockhart, TX

46th Annual Chisholm Trail Roundup BBQ & Chili Cook-Off. TOLBERT. Benefits: Lockhart Chamber of Commerce activities. Location: 504 East City Park Rd. Lone Star Barbecue Society sanctioned. Chili Cooks meeting Saturday at 10 am. Turn in: Chicken-Noon, Pinto Beans-1, Best Pit 1 to 2, Pork Spare Ribs-1:30, Chili-2, Tolbert Showmanship-2:30 to 3:15, Brisket-3. Entry fee: Chili-$15, Beans-$10. BBQ - $150 (one or all, Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken). See for entry form & rules. Info: Chamber of Commerce 512-398-2818 or Dwight Hamilton 512-507-4948 or

May 26th, Cleburne, TX

2nd Annual Chisholm Trail BBQ & Chili Cook Off. TOLBERT. Location: VFW Post 12152, 408 N Main. Hosted by Allmon-Burgess Memorial Post 12152 and Chisholm Trail Museum. Details to follow. Space is limited, contact Jon at to register or 817-526-0356 or Tracie Frink 817-719-6648 (prefers texts)

June 9th, Austin TX

Sons of The American Legion Chili Cookoff. TOLBERT. Location: Knebel Post 83, 4401 St. Elmo Rd, at Todd Lane. RV parking, no hookups. Cooks meeting 10 am. Turn in: Bloody Mary-Noon, Beans-1, Chili-2, Ribs-3, Brisket-4. Entry fees: Bloody Mary-$5, Beans-$10 each, Chili, Brisket & Ribs-$15 each. Info: Ken Rodd 210-887-8827 or

May 12th, Bastrop Tx

Tina's Time One Oak Chili & Bar-B-Q Cook-Off. TOLBERT. Benefits: Bastrop Area Soup Kitchen. Location: 816 FM 1441 (512-321-0016). Overnight Camping, no hookups. Silent auction, donations appreciated and 50/50 drawing. 80% pay-outs in BBQ, split 1st thru 3rd. Awards in all categories. Turn in: Bloody Mary's-10, Salsa-11,Chicken (1/2)-Noon, Open Beans-1, Chili-2, Ribs-3, Brisket-4. Entry fee: Chili-$15, Chicken, Ribs & Brisket-$20 each, Beans-$10 each, Bloody Mary's & Salsa-$5 each. Info: Bubba Thorp 512-304-8630 or