It's time to head Southwest to Marathon,Texas for the 10th Cowboy Chili Cookoff!

Chili Cooks from Houston, Midland,San Angelo,Hobbs,New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona are cooking their best pot of chili to win the cookoff!

Bruce,Cindy,Pat,and Maxine from Houston are enjoying a fun day of cooking and a nice vacation in the Big Bend Country.

Lots of merchants from Marathon and Alpine donate silent auction items to raise money
for Alpine Soccer Association.

The judges have a really tough job deciding who cooked the best chili!

The trophies are ready to be given away to the Top 10 in Chili, Top 3 Show teams, and the
Winners in Salsa & Bean categories!

In the 10 years we've been at this cookoff, this is only the 2nd time it's rained! The kids
were sure enjoying it!

The winners are (from left to right) Molly Truitt,Cindy Wilkins,Dodie Simpson (qualified for Terlingua!) Crystal Jones,Cliff Miller,1st Place:Noel Truitt,Janice Miller,Maxine Reed (qualified for Terlingua!), Myrl Coultas, and Bruce Wilkins!

It's time to head home! Boomer would like to Thank Betty for the hospitality! Thanks to Elton, Noel, Dave, Molly, Tricia, Renee, and all the volunteers who make this a fun cookoff each year!