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Chilifest Donates Over $200,000


Chilifest, Inc. donates more than $200,000 to Brazos Valley nonprofits, establishes Texas A&M endowment

[/vc_column_text][vc_zigzag][vc_column_text]In its 27th year, Chilifest presented checks Friday totaling more than $200,000 to 41 local nonprofits following another successful music festival.

This year’s event featured both cold temperatures and hot performances from county musicians such as headliner Chris Young, Casey Donahew, Bri Bagwell and more.

“This is kind of one of the most important parts about Chilifest,” said Robert Cary, president of Chilifest. “In my mind, actually the most important. Chilifest is a lot of fun and we do a lot of different things throughout the year, but this is the one that gives the whole event a lot of meaning.”

One of the largest beneficiaries was the Texas A&M Foundation endowment for the creation of a scholarship in the name of the music festival.

“This is something that we’ve been working on for a couple of years now. We’re very excited for this year to be the year that we were able to get this done,” Cary said. “We hope that Chilifest continues for many many years, but this will go on forever. This is an endowment through the Texas A&M Foundation and this will provide a scholarship every single year to a handful of students, from now until forever.”

Burleson County Go Texan Association, which provides scholarships for students living in Burleson County, also received $25,000.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley received $15,000 and Coach Blair Charities received $10,000 in donations.

The recent event is officially the largest Chilifest on record with 37,000 people attending the two-day music festival, giving the organization the opportunity to provide donations no smaller than $1,000 to 41 local nonprofits.

Chilifest 2019 is scheduled for April 5-6.


Full list of Chilifest beneficiaries

Organization Donation
BCS Habitat for Humanity $1,000
Burleson County 4H Exchange $1,000
Burleson County Fair Association $1,000
Bubba Moore Memorial Group $1,000
Colorado County Area Go Texan $1,000
Leukemia Texas $1,000
Shattered Dreams $1,000
The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley $1,000
BVCASA $1,500
Doo Gooders $1,500
Gonzales County Go Texan $1,500
Somerville United Methodist Men & Women $1,500
Brazos Valley C.A.R.E. $2,000
College Station Morning Lions Club $2,000
Folds of Honor $2,000
Helping Heroes Burn Foundation $2,000
National Alliance of Mental Illness of Brazos Valley $2,000
 SPJST Youth Group $2,000
T.R.O.Y. $2,000
Keep Burleson County Beautiful $2,500
Still Creek Ranch $2,500
Chris Young Foundation — Hurrican Harvey Relief $3,000
Newton County Go Texan $3,000
Snook 4H $3,000
Snook EEA $3,000
Snook Lions Club $3,000
Down Syndrome Association $3,500
Snook PTO $3,500
Texas Ramp Project $3,500
Voices for Children $3,500
Slaton Smith Charitable Foundation $4,000
Somerville Church of God $4,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters $6,000
Snook Ag Boosters $6,000
Burleson County First Responders $8,000
CHI St. Joseph EMS $8,000
Snook Volunteer Fire Department $8,000
Coach Blair Charities $10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley $15,000
Burleson County Go Texans $25,000
Texas A&M Foundation Endowment — Chilifest Scholarship $25,000

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Lost & Found – Chilifest 2018

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Park N’ Ride Bussing Friday Night (4/6/2018)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Park N’ Ride Busing Friday Night: In addition to the Park N’ Ride busing service Chilifest offers from 10:30 AM – Midnight on Saturday during the event, the Park N’ Ride service will now be extended to Friday evening from 9 PM – 1:30 AM. The pick-up and drop off locations will be at Post Oak Mall both days.

Chilifest provided busing will not commence until 9:00PM. Please schedule a safe ride to the event, and enjoy the complimentary ride home. Private buses will not be allowed to pick up event goers from the event after 9:00 PM unless explicitly registered with Chilifest Staff.

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RFID Wristbands


We are excited to announce the introduction of RFID wristbands to Chilifest!

Event-goers will be able to register their wristbands online, allowing them the simplicity of using their wristband to make purchases at the event as well as interact with sponsors. Registering the RFID wristband online will also allow users to receive a replacement wristband in the event the wristband is lost. Otherwise, if an unregistered wristband is lost, a replacement wristband will NOT be granted. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Mobile Charging Lockers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year we are excited to announce the presence of Mobile Charging Lockers out at Chilifest. Each locker is internally equipped with a universal phone charger, so whether you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you can charge up safely and come back for it without missing a beat. Each locker measures approximately 8 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 18 inches deep — plenty of space for backpacks or purses. Rentals are good for single-day or full weekend use.

Pro tip: Lockers make a great meeting point for you and your crew. Presale rates for 2-day rental is $35! One-day rental will be $20/day, and $40 for 2-day rental on site.
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Chilifest 2017 Press Release & Band Lineup Unveil


Chilifest 2017 Entertainment Line-Up Reveal 

Chilifest is proud to celebrate 26 years of Texas music and giving back to the Brazos Valley in 2017. Join us as we announce the entertainment lineup to the public at our 2017 Press Release!

We will hold our annual press release event at The Tap in College Station on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

The event begins at 8pm and is followed up by a live performance from our battle of the bands winner. Press release also includes a video detailing the purpose and history of chilifest. Join the chilifest chairmen and many volunteers and sponsors for this wonderful event

Big things are happening in Snook this April. Don’t miss out!


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Buy Tickets for Chilifest 2016



It’s about that time, folks. Buy Tickets for Chilifest 2016 are now on sale! Get your VIP tickets before the entertainment lineup is announced because they will go quickly. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of live Texas music– It’s going to be a great year in Snook, Texas.

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Music Line-up Press Release


Chilifest 2016 Entertainment Line-Up

Chilifest is proud to celebrate 25 years of Texas music and giving back to the Brazos Valley in 2015. Join us as we announce the entertainment lineup to the public at our 2016 Press Release!
We will hold our annual press release event at The Tap in College Station on January 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

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Eric Johnson and Jonny Lang Lead 2014

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