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Are you the best Chili cook in East Texas?
Well, let’s see what you have ….
We’ll give you a chance to prove it on April 16th when you reach for the top prize with your secret concoction of meat, spices, peppers and whatever else tickles your taste buds and opens your sinuses.
So, if you’re hankerin’ to prove you make the “chiliest chili” in East Texas, join us for East Texas Gusher Days Chili Cook-Off, held in downtown Gladewater on April 16th. Entry fee is $20 and turn-in time is 1 p.m.. CHILI GRIND ONLY.
Jackpot Beans competition is just $5, with turn-in at Noon.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st Place Chili and 1st Place Bean, and Peoples’ Choice Award.
We have door prizes galore! And make sure you join us for the Cooks BBQ at 7 p.m. on Friday night at the Chili Tent, located just south of the Rail Road Tracks on Center Street. We provide everything – you just need to bring a smile and an appetite. RVs welcome (no hookups), parade, antique car show, karaoke, food, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment, street dance, carnival amusements and more.
Call Jim Bardwell at 903-845-2235 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gladewater Chamber of Commerce 903-845-5501.
CASI Rules Apply. CASI Chili Cooking Rules Chili Cooked on Site – All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cook off. All chili must be prepared in the open, (no motor homes, closed tents etc.)