31st AnnualChilly Chili & BBQ Cook-Off

Veterans of Foreign Wars

500 VFW Road
Austin, Texas 78753

IBCA Sanctioned

2021 Event Cancelled

Come test your cooking skills and/or try your taste buds as a Judge on the best BBQ in Texas! This is our largest annual fundraising event and is sure to entertain you rain, snow or shine. We’ve been having this cook off for over 30 years! Every year it’s on Friday and Saturday during President’s Day weekend in February. Click HERE to see the latest flyer, registration form and rules for our next Cook Off.

Categories and Awards


BBQ Categories Fee per Entry
Brisket $200.00
(all 3 categories)
Spare Ribs

$5,000 Payout for 1st thru 10th Place!!!

Jackpot Categories Fee per Entry
Chili $25.00
Pinto Beans $25.00
RibEye Steak $25.00

80% Cash Payout for 1st thru 5th Place!!!

Shotgun Meat Categories Fee per Entry
Brisket, Spare Ribs & Chicken $50.00 (all 3 categories)

80% Cash Payout Divided 3 Ways per Category!!!

Friday, February 14th
Time Category
12:00 PM CST Registration OPENS
6:00 PM CST Head Cook’s Meeting
8:00 PM CST Steaks Competition
Saturday, February 15th
Time Category
10:00 AM CST Chili
11:00 AM CST Beans
12:00 PM CST Chicken
1:30 PM CST Spare Ribs
3:00 PM CST Brisket

Additional Competition Information

  • Free Electricity and Water Hook-Ups are available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Consult all of the IBCA regulations for questions pertaining to turn-in, as they will be enforced for this
    competition. These rules and regulations can be found HERE.
  • VFW 8787 Chilly Chili Regulations information can be found above
    and on our Facebook Page.

For more information or questions please contact:
Chilly Chili Chairman – Lisa Hines (512)836-8767 or  chillychili.vfw8787@gmail.com

Charity Information

Proceeds from this benefit will be donated to VFW 8787, its Auxiliary and its many Veterans programs.