5th Annual CHIHUAHUAN DESERT CHILI CHALLENGE
Sep 01, 2012
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Franklin Mountains State Park - Tom Mays Unit|
|Contact Name||Adrianna Weickhardt|
|Contact Phone||(915) 566-6441|
EL PASO, Texas – Park rangers and volunteers invite you to join us on Saturday, September 1, 2012 for the 5th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Chili Challenge held at the Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park. Come out for a fun-filled afternoon of free chili tasting, music, door prizes and more; event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with free chili tasting to start at 1:00 p.m. Music will be provided by Slackabilly. Entrance fee is $5.00 per adult 13 years or older, children 12 and under have free entrance – park pass holders and their car passengers get free entrance.
This Chili Cook Off is Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) sanctioned. “CASI raises money for charity through the promotion of American red chili. CASI sanctions over 500 chili cook offs internationally each year as qualifying events for the Terlingua International Chili Championship. This grand spectacle is held the first Saturday of November each year at the society’s grounds in Terlingua, Texas.” -- www.chili.org.
From 1-10 take the Transmountain Rd exit, travel 3.8 miles and the entrance gate will be on your left. From Hwy 54 in El Paso, take the Transmountain Rd exit and travel 7.5 miles, over the summit, and the entrance will be on your right.
For more information contact Franklin Mountains State Park at (915) 566-6441, or call (915)781-1932 xt:25.