The Pfall Chili Pfest Cook-off Competition is open to families, friends, businesses – anyone who wants to enter! There are two parts of the competition: the Judged Competition and the People’s Choice. Read more below to find out about each competition and its rules. All participating teams must enter at least one category in the Judged Competition and participate in the People’s Choice.

2019 Chili Cook-off Winners

Experimental Chili
1st Topless BBQ
2nd Jollies Tongue Tingles Chili
3rd Chili, Pfun and Y’all

White Chili
1st Smoke in Your Eyes BBQ
2nd Yin and Yang Chili
3rd Los Gordos

Vegetarian Chili
1st Rock Your Socks off Chili
2nd Yin and Yang Chili
3rd Two Sisters Chili

Texas Chili
1st Culligan Water
2nd Pfreedom Pfighters Pferocious Chili
3rd Rock Your Socks Off Chili

People’s Choice
1st Pfrymire’s Chili
2nd The Growler Bar
3rd Pfreedom Pfighters Pferocious Chili

City of Pflugerville Staff’s Choice
(Chosen by City Staff)
John B. Connally High School


Judged Competition

Teams are required to submit one pint of chili (container is provided) by noon to the judging headquarters for this competition.

There are four categories for competition. Teams can enter chili in up to two categories. Please indicate which categories you intend to enter on the Cook Team application.

What are the different categories?

  1. Texas Chili – Defined by the International Chili Society as any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with red chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients. Texas Chili is not allowed to have any fillers (pasta and beans).
  2. White Chili – Chicken, pork or turkey chili (may have white beans).
  3. Experimental Chili – Experiment with meats, fillers, veggies or gourmet items, anything goes!
  4. Vegetarian Chili – No meat, chicken or fish in this chili.

People's Choice

Cooks are asked to prepare an additional fifteen (15) gallons of chili to serve to the public. The public can buy tasting cups, spoons and voting tickets from the Pflugerville Downtown Association’s booths and vote for their favorite chili. The top three teams will be awarded People’s Choice awards.


Rules & Reminders

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