8th Annual Chili Cookoff Fundraiser

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Leander Adoption Center
10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway
1 to 4 pm


Calling All Chili Chefs for a Chili Cookoff Showdown: Does your chili make people cheer? Are your spices spectacular? Does your recipe rock? Show us what you’ve got! Take the chili challenge and enter the Texas Humane Heroes 8th Annual Chili Cookoff for $30!

Would you rather taste the chili and help select the top 3 recipes? Attend for $10 (FREE for kids 10 and under) and enjoy the chili entries as well as all-you-can-eat chili from CJ’s Catering! There will be vendors with fun products and beer available for those 21 and up as well as live entertainment from Joe and Bethany!

Don’t forget your canine four-legged companions. Vaccinated and leashed pooches are welcome to attend with you! Or if you don’t have a furry friend, we’ve got you covered! Check out our animals available for adoption and you may go home with more than a full belly!

Online registration closes at 12 pm on Friday, February 24th. You can pay at the door to taste all the delicious chili recipes and pick your fave! See you on Saturday, February 25th at 1 pm.

1st Place: Ric & Janet Bennight (126 votes)
2nd Place: Sandra McElroy (125 votes)
3rd Place: John Hebron & Brian Silvey (116 votes)
4th Place: Gloria Wells & Elizabeth Karleskind (89 votes)
5th Place: Dustin Shipley & Friedrich Stegmann (84 votes)
6th Place: EG Aguilar (83 votes)
7th Place: Chris Rising & Aaron Nolen (78 votes)
8th Place: Leah & Joshua Jensen (61 votes)
9th Place: Don & Linda Wappler (59 votes)
10 Place: Thomas & Jenna Gunshinan (53 votes)

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Grand Prize Sponsor

Contest Information:

  • Table, taster cups and spoons provided per contestant entry
  • Chafer kit provided to keep your chili warm (Electricity unavailable)
  • Bring at least 15 quarts of chili, so you don’t run out before all guests can vote
  • Bring your own fixin’s and serving spoon
  • Decorations and signage welcomed

For sponsor opportunities, email the Event Manager, Tashira Bradley.