Sunday November 13th, 2011
Chili Teams from all over Texas will delight you with an amazing array of delicious, healthy, meatless chilis as they compete for best chili and best booth!
Live Music by the Karen Goh Band
Animal Adoption and Outreach
Sunday November 13th
11:30am – 3:30pm
Old Settlers Park
Round Rock, Texas
Chili Tasting Prices
Adults (13 and up): $8 – Children 6-12 years: $4 – 5 and under: free!
(Cash only at the gate)
Produced by Texas Humane Legislation Network and Lone Star Vegetarian Network
This year’s event will benefit the Texas Humane Legislation Network, the voice for animals in the Texas Legislature. The Cook-Off is returning to the site of the 2010 cook-off, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
The goals of the Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off are first, to have fun and entertain everyone, and second to show everybody by example that “regular” foods can be just as tasty when they’re prepared vegetarian. Vegetarian food can come in very familiar and very delicious forms, and the classic Tex-Mex tradition of chili is a perfect example.
Every year nearly 1000 people come to taste the chilis prepared by around twenty different teams from all over the state of Texas. These chilis are all completely vegan, no animal products used in their preparation whatsoever. In addition to the competing chili teams, there are many informational and educational booths, products and services offered by local vendors, door prizes, giveaways and guest speakers, and live music and entertainment.
People who pay to taste the chilis will move from team to team, tasting and judging the chilis for themselves to determine the People’s Choice award of $250, while a group of judges, many of them Austin and Texas celebrities and personalities, judge the three winners of Best Chili, as well as Best Booth Theme/Design. Third place takes home $100, second place gets $200, and the Best Chili champion wins $300!
The Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off has been messin’ with this Texas tradition for 23 years now, keeping chili weird, but also vegan and delicious.