Join as Chili Pfest takes over Downtown Pflugerville with the pfollowing pfestivities:
Noon – 2:30 pm: Live Music
Noon – 3 pm: Tasting Time – Chili Cook-off Contest Entries
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.)
Noon – 5 pm: Pfree Kid’s Area, Chili Pfest Car Club, Food Vendors & Shopping
3 – 3:30 pm: Jalapeño Eating Contest
Four minutes to eat as many jalapeño peppers as you can. Winners receive cash prize and bragging rights! Sign-up at the event, free to compete. (18+)
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Pickle Eating Contest
Four minutes to eat as many pickles as you can. Winners receive cash prize and bragging rights! Sign-up at the event, free to compete. Ages (6-12) & (13-17)
4:30 pm: Cook-off Contest Awards
5 pm: Event Ends
Frequently Asked Questions
Apply for the 2020 pfest starting in August 2020 on our Cook-off Team page. Check out the details and rules of the contest here.
A free shuttle bus runs from the Pflugerville ISD Administration Building, 1401 S. Pecan St., starting at 11:30 am. 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. Those needing handicapped parking can park behind City Hall.
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 for $5 from one of two 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. Chili cups are cash only.
Dogs are welcome at Pfall Chili Pfest! Please make sure they are on a leash. Dogs are not permitted on the parking shuttle, so if you bring your pet please plan to park in a nearby lot.
Chili Pfest starts at noon and runs until 5 p.m. Tasting begins at noon and runs until 3 p.m. – or until the chili runs out. We recommend coming early for the best chili tasting experience. Music, fun for kids and other vendors are on site until 5 p.m.
In addition to the chili sampling and competition, there is live music, local vendors and the jalapeno & pickle eating contests. The free kid’s area has inflatables, games and face painters (please tip them, if you can).