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Chilympiad (Republic of Texas Chili Cookoff)

Third weekend in September
A chili cookoff in San Marcos, Tex., is called the "largest bowl o' red" competition in the world, which it probably is. Hundreds of chili chefs compete for the state championship, being judged on showmanship as much as recipes. Participation in the Chilympiad is a preliminary to entering the Terlingua Chili Cookoff in November. Besides the Chilympiad's gastronomic attractions, there are also concerts, arts and crafts, a parade, and carnival.
Chilympiad Office
P.O. Box 188
San Marcos, TX 78667
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