Terlingua Chili Cookoff Overview:
Held the first Saturday of November, the Terlingua International Chili Championship is the "grandaddy" of all chili cookoffs. This CASI sanctioned event is actually a four day festival that culminates with the chili cookoff on Saturday.
About the Terlingua Chili Cookoff:
The Terlingua International Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Proceeds from Terlingua, as well as all of CASI's events, go to charity. The Terlingua International Chili Cookoff was first held in 1967. Nearly 200 teams compete each year. Awards are given for both chili and showmanship.
Where the Terlingua Chili Cookoff is Held:
The Terlingua International Chili Cookoff is held at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua. Rancho CASI is located on the north side of Highway 170, 11 miles west of Study Butte, 7 miles east of Lajitas.