Chili tasting

Chili Tasting

Noon – 3 p.m.

Taste the best chili in Pflugerville and vote for your favorite. Sample the chili at any of the booths by purchasing a package of 10 two-oz. cups and spoons for $5. (Sorry, there are no outside cups or bowls allowed.)

Live Music by fUNNER.

Noon – 2:30 p.m.   
Main Stage

Kids Zone Crafts

Kids’ Zone

Noon – 5 p.m. 

The free children’s area features inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist and a craft. 


Food and Craft Vendors

Food and Crafts

Noon – 5 p.m. 

Shop for one-of-kind gifts at dozens of vendor booths. Then have something to eat and drink from one of our many different food vendors. There is something for everyone!

Heat Wave Car Show

Noon – 5 p.m.

See some of the hottest cars and trucks in Central Texas. Classic cars, hot rods, convertibles and more are on display at Main Street and Third Avenue.
Registration available here.

Jalapeno eating content

Jalapeño Eating Contest

3:30 p.m.

Three minutes to eat as many jalapeño peppers as you can. Winners receive cash prize and bragging rights!
Sign-up form available here.

Awards On Stage

Find out who entered the coolest vehicles, then stay for the judges’ award for Best Chili in Pflugerville, including the People’s Choice Award as voted on by the public.  Heat Wave Car Show Awards at  4 p.m.  Chili Cook-off Contest awards at  4:30 p.m.

View the Chili Pfest Map


Enjoy Downtown Pflugerville

The pfestival takes over Pflugerville’s Main Street for a day of pfamily, pfun and pfood on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
 100 East Main St., Pflugerville TX 78660
 A free shuttle bus runs from the Pflugerville ISD Adminstration Building, 1401 S. Pecan St., starting at noon. The drop-off point is at 4th Street.
Handicap patrons will be transported to the event via the free shuttle bus.


Gene Hassell, DDS


How do I enter my team?

2017 applications are closed. Find out first when 2018 applications open by signing up for “Pfestivals & Events” notifications here

How to I become a vendor?

Visit the Vendors page.Then choose a category: Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, Commercial Sponsor, and Nonprofit or PDA Members.

Where can I park?

A free shuttle bus runs from the Pflugerville ISD Administration Building, 1401 S. Pecan St., starting at noon. The drop-off point is at Main Street & 4th Street. The event is on Main Street, between Railroad Avenue and 4th Street. You can also park at nearby lots or open streets and walk into the event site. It’s easy to get to. Handicap patrons will be transported to the event via the free shuttle bus.

How Long is the Event?

Chili Pfest starts at noon and runs until 5 p.m. Tasting begins at 12 p.m. and runs until 3 p.m. – or until the chili runs out. Music, fun for kids and other vendors are on site until 5 p.m.

Can I Sample the Chili?

Dozens of teams will be mixin’ and fixin’  to enter the Chili Cook-Off Contest. Starting at Noon, the public can sample the chili at any of the booths. But first, purchase a package of 10 two-oz. cups and spoons from one of two PDA ticket booths (no personal cups, outside cups or bowls are allowed), then it’s off and running to sample what the cooks have concocted. But hurry, as the chili sometimes runs out fast. When you’re done sampling, use the tickets that came with your tasting cups to vote for your favorite. 

Is there any entertainment?

In addition to the chili sampling and competition, there will be live music from fUNNER. and a Jalapeno Eating Contest. The free Kids’ Zone has inflatables, face painter and balloon artist (please tip them, if you can). The Man Cave at Hanovers Draught Haus features college football on TV, indoors and outside at the back deck. Don’t miss the Heat Wave Car Show from noon to 5 p.m. – you’ll love the display of unique and fun vehicles.