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cHILIFEST FAQ'S

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We will do our best to make sure this section is updated to answer your questions quickly and efficiently. Check out some of our most frequently asked questions or FAQ’s.

Yes. Credit cards and cash are accepted at most vendors across Chilifest. By registering your RFID wristband, you can also pre-load a credit onto it and pay via wristband.

Yes. Registering your wristband allows us to replace it should you lose your wristband. It also allows quicker entry to the event, cashless/cardless payments (by pre-loading a card onto your wristband while registering) and allows you to interact with sponsors at our event! 

Children’s tickets are the same price. However, Chilifest is loud and crowded and, in the past, some parents have regretted bringing children along.

Yes, but ONLY until 9pm on Friday. After 9pm, absolutely NO team busses will be allowed on the premises. From 9pm to 1:30am we will be running our Park ‘N Ride service that your team can ride home Friday night. Saturday operates as in year’s past. See our Transportation page for more details.

We are usually able to accommodate teams so that they are together. When you have paid for your spot, we will send you information which will tell you how teams can be placed together.

Our current situation with RV’s is as follows—We cleared a small lot directly across the street from the event grounds for RV’s. The price of an RV lot pass is $220 in advance, as we are providing security for the RV lot for the duration of Chilifest. No hookups will be provided. The lot is located across 3058 from the event grounds. We will allow you to bring an RV and park in the RV lot anytime before 11:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31st. If you arrive anytime after the allotted time, you will not be allowed to park in the RV parking lot. Any RV’s brought in on that Friday will not be allowed in, NO EXCEPTIONS

Yes. Its BYOB. Only beer will be allowed in. The beer must be canned and brought in under your own power. Boxed wine in its original package, and un-tampered will be allowed in. Carts, wagons, and dolleys can be used. Absolutely NO glass, kegs, or liquor. Any questions on what might be allowed in or not, please see Chilifest Team Rules and Regulations or Contact Us.

The nearest hotels are 15 miles away in College Station. There are also hotels in Caldwell as well as Somerville. There are many to choose from in both towns. 

No. Each separate team needs a different captain.

On Friday, gates open at 12 noon and close at midnight. Absolutely no entries or re-entries will be allowed after midnight. On Saturday, gates open at 10 AM and close when the last performer has finished their set.

Yes! We offer a 2-Day General Admission Ticket. This way you can enjoy both days of Chilifest without joining a team. Although, we suggest joining a team to capture the full feeling of Chilifest.

No food, drinks, ice, or any prohibited items allowed in Saturday. Camping chairs, umbrellas, etc are advisable.

See the Chilifest Team Entry Form for a full list of what is allowed and not allowed on Friday. No glass, liquor or kegs!

No. When you check in, you must have everything together. No one can bring items at a later time.

Giant 40lb bags of ice will be sold for $10 on both Friday and Saturday. Only ice used for food storage will be allowed through on Friday. Ice must be brought in STILL IN THE BAG. No opened ice will be allowed through. NO ICE CAN BE BROUGHT IN ON SATURDAY.

By accessing our ticketing page and purchasing another ticket for your respective team.

Food will be available for purchase on both Friday and Saturday from various food vendors.

Out of town teams will be asked to register their team and purchase tickets via our ticketing page beginning Jan 22nd at noon.

No, there is no age limit. Parents, be aware that Chilifest does attract a college-age crowd.

YES. If you have a lost item from Chilifest that you believe has been picked up and you are unable to make one of the scheduled times at our office, please email info@chilifest.org .

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