by Flatonia Chamber
(Flatonia, TX, USA)
Flatonia Chamber of Commerce presents Czhilispiel 38, Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24, in Downtown Flatonia.
Pronounced “Chili-Spill,” Czhilispiel is Flatonia’s premier tourism festival and second largest "czhili" cook-off in Texas, and always held the 4th weekend of October. Participants are judged in a variety of food categories: czhili, BBQ, and beans. In 2009, it's estimated that around 10,000 visitors attended the festival. In 1973, Flatonia celebrated its Centennial with Czhilispiel. The Czechoslovakian Ambassador to the US visited Flatonia and a historical marker was erected downtown, commemorating Flatonia’s history during Czhilispiel 2.
LIVE MUSIC all 3 days featuring Stoney Larue, Mark McKinney, Chris Brade, Scott Taylor, Logan Tucker, The Red Ravens, Johnny Dee & Rocket 88s.
EVENTS: Czhili Cook-Off (CASI Czhili Judging) - BBQ & Bean Cook-Off - Margarita Contest - Texas's Largest Tented Beirgarten - Pageant - Carnival - Washer Tournament - Jalapeno Eating Contest - Young Farmers Egg Toss - Horseshoe Tournament - Lions Club Pie Auction - Paint Ball - Backseat Drivin’ Momma - 5K Run/Walk - Car & Truck Show - Petting Zoo - Parade (downtown) - And a wide variety of Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors.
Flatonia is a community of about 1300, centrally located between four major Texas cities – Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Victoria. It was established in 1873 and named for the pioneer merchant F. W. Flato. It became a melting pot for English, German, Bohemian, Czech and Italian immigrants.
Flatonia is still a well known and scenic spot for train watchers, boasting one of Texas’ longest standing, manually operated railroad switching towers with North-South, East-West cross rails.
For more info, contact the Flatonia Chamber of Commerce
at 361-865-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org