Category : Chilifest News

 Team Sign-Up Day: Feb 28th

Team Signup Announcement:

Team Sign-Up Day is February 28th
Cost:  $50 per person

Where you need to be:
Registration for Teams begins at Callaway Villas in College Station on Friday, February 28th at 9 a.m.

Address: 305 Marion Pugh Dr, College Station, TX 77840

We recommend getting there early in order to secure priority in selection of your plot(s) for Chilifest 2014. Often teams begin camping the night before along Marion Pugh. Security officers will be present and access to port-a-potties will be available.

You can also postal-mail your application:
If you are not local and are unable to make it to team signup, then do not worry! We can easily accommodate you.

Please fill out the 2014 Chilifest Team Form(s) with all your information and enclose payment in the form of check or money order. Only teams requests postmarked before or on February 28th, 2014 will be accepted. Be sure to provide a return address and instructions on how you would like to take delivery of your team’s entry wristbands (pick-up at Will Call or receive in advance by mail).

Note: Physical Registration is recommended as priority in plot selection is given to teams that physically register with us on February 28th.

 Chilifest 2013 – Thank You!

thank youChilifest 2013 was a HUGE SUCCESS! With success come sizable contributions to many local organizations and charities.

An event like this takes TEAMWORK and without the assistance of all those who were involved to make Chilifest organized, safe, and GREAT, we cannot THANK YOU enough! Without ALL OF YOU (volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, EVERYONE who had a part in Chilifest 2013), this event would not be as successful as it has grown to be.

The date for the Chilifest 2013 Check Presentation & Sponsor Recognition Luncheon will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

To our fans … we have the BEST FANS who support the effort and the event … THANK YOU!

Chilifest will be celebrating 23 years in 2014 and the date will be April 4-5, 2014.

The purpose of Chilifest Incorporated is to offer assistance to thousands of ill, neglected, and less fortunate individuals; as well as provide funding for many organizations who put forth the effort to resolve the life-threatening problems that endanger the lives of so many.

 2013 Entertainment Announced

josh-turner1The 2013 Chilifest Entertainment Line-Up has been released! We will have more info coming soon but here are the details. Now is the time to get signed up for your Chilifest Teams. Limited spaces are available!

Chilifest 2013 Entertainment Line-Up for Saturday, April 6th for the Public:
• Corey Smith
• Kevin Fowler
• Mark Chesnutt
• Aaron Watson
• HEADLINER: Josh Turner

Please Note: Friday, April 5th is only open to the Chilifest Teams only which means if you want to experience the Entertainment Line-up for that evening as well (see below) you should get a group together and sign up for a Chilifest Team.

Chilifest 2013 Entertainment Line-Up for Friday, April 5th for the Chilifest Teams ONLY:
• Brian Keane
• Uncle Lucius
• The Cadillac Three
• Gary P. Nunn
• Cody Johnson
• Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Chili Cookoff – New and Improved!
The Chili Cookoff will be BIGGER and BETTER this year with CASH PRIZES of $1000, $500 and $250! Only Chilifest Teams can enter into the competition so this is yet another reason to get your Chilifest Team signed up. Chilifest Teams can enjoy the Friday night entertainment line-up and compete to win cash prizes in the Chili Cookoff.

 Chilifest 2012 Donations

Total to be Awarded at Chilifest 2012 Check Presentation / Sponsor Recognition Luncheon: $147,500
Additional Donations to be Awarded through 2012: $30,000

 Total for 2012: $177,500

Chilifest 2012 was a HUGE SUCCESS! With success come sizable contributions to many local organizations and charities, which have totaled OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS since its inception. Chilifest will be celebrating 22 years in 2013 and the date has been set for next year for Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th.

The purpose of Chilifest Incorporated is to offer assistance to thousands of ill, neglected, and less fortunate individuals; as well as provide funding for many organizations who put forth the effort to resolve the life-threatening problems that endanger the lives of so many.

This year Chilifest Inc. will contribute $177,500 back to local organizations and charities of the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas. Chilifest Inc. is taking a greater effort to support alcohol awareness organizations such as CARE and have partnered with Kristen Distributing and Miller to donate $10,000 to CARE and $10,000 to alcohol awareness organizations on an annual basis. Chilifest Inc. is also expanding the amount of charities they give to so each one gets a little less but more people receive funds.

Chilifest 2012 saw a slight decrease in Chilifest Teams, however the overall attendance was record breaking with over 55,000 people attending in a two-day window. Chilifest Teams play a big role in the bottom line of revenue, so they are looking at ways to increase Chilifest Teams next year to ensure additional contributions for 2013.

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