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Mexican Chili Cook Off

This year the highly anticipated local event, The Mexican Chili Cook Off, will be held February 10th, 11th and 12th, 2012.

This is an event that everybody seems happy to participate in was originally started by the late Morley Eager of La Nueva Posada 35 years ago. There is a new addition to the Chili Cook Off this year and that is the Best Lakeside Margarita Contest which will be held on Friday, February 10th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Ten restaurants are competing in this contest among them #FOUR Restaurant and Adelita’s of San Antonio. Also on Friday is the Salsa Tasting Competition with both professional and home cooks competing. There is a $200.00 entrance fee for the Margarita Contest and you can apply by going to their website:

There is also going to be a Duck Race sponsored by the Cruz Rojo in the large pools on the grounds and the first place winner will win a 32’ flat screen TV.

There will be many booths selling everything from clothes and jewelry to food, drinks and arts and crafts. The full schedule for each of the three days will be posted soon on their web site.

On Saturday, February 11th the home cooks compete for the People’s Choice Award in Chili and on Sunday the restaurants compete for the coveted first place prize.

All proceeds of the Chili Cook Off go to local charities.

Volunteers are needs to sell tickets at the gate, control traffic within the grounds, to sell raffle tickets during the cook off and to help handle the ticket money. To volunteer contact:

This annual event is a lot of fun for the whole family and there is entertainment for all ages. Plan to attend to support our very worthwhile local charities.

See you there!

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