Yes, there are two Chili Cook-Offs at the same time!! Both Cook Offs include 3 days of music, fun and of course, chili, near Historic Terlingua Ghostown.
The 49th annual Terlingua International Chili Championship will be held at rancho de los C.A.S.I, on highway 170 between Terlingua and Lajitas The CASI cook off is a lot bigger, with 8,000-10,000 folks in attendance. Most are there to party, and they do so with a vengeance. The Tolbert-Fowler Cook Off is tamer by comparison, with few than 1500 people in attendance. Still a lot of people making noise (and dust) in the desert, but a lot of them have been coming for years, and enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere. DFM