The scenery is always great on the way to the Terlingua International Chili Championship at Rancho CASI De Los Chisos!

Sunrise over the Chisos Mountains!

Members of the Big Bend High School ROTC present the colors on CASI Scholarship Day!

Folklorico Dancers from Big Bend High School put on a fantastic performance!

Judges dig in to the buffalo hot wing entries! Scholarship Day events included competitions in hot wings, salsa, and beans to benefit the CASI Scholarship Fund.

Pat Krenek (3rd from right) is honored as a Yellow Rose of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott and these ladies who have also been honored as a Yellow Rose of Texas!

It's High Noon on Saturday and it's time for 296 chili cooks to turn in their chili!

It will take 4 hours and well over 250 judges to determine who the Chili Champion will be!

It's time for the Biggest Chili Show on Earth, and Pirates are roaming around!


This energetic group, Pink Ladies of Dimmitt,Texas will take 2nd Place in the Large Show Category!

Winner, Winner! Not only does Mike Win, but the Chili Dog Show Team from Stoughton, Wisconsin takes 1st Place in Small Show!

Pit Talkers from Seguin take 2nd Place in Small Show!

Pirate Chili with Lewis Garrett of Houston takes 1st Place in One Person Show!

courtesy of Karen Goains

Pat Milich of Robinson, Texas takes 11th Place in Chili!

Ok, it's a little challenging for Boomer to announce and take the Winner's Video, so please excuse the concrete!

It's his 1st time to cook at the Terlingua International Chili Championship, and James Burns of Point,Texas is the Chili Champion!
Congratulations to all the Winners in Chili and Show, and Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and cooks who made the 49th Terlingua International Chili Championship a big success!