Houston, TX

Festivals & Special Events

Besides the great shopping, there's always something fun happening at the market. Festivals and special events are planned year-round: Chili & BBQ Cookoffs, Auto Swap Meet, Bayou Cajun Festival, Halloween Boo Bash, Native American Indian Pow Wow and so much more! See listing below for more information.

April 25th-26th 2020

49th Annual Houston Pod Chili Cookoff




This cookoff is the oldest chili cookoff in the world and is held under the auspices of the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Chili cooks from all across the country, including past and current Terlinqua International Chili Champions will join many other “chiliheads” (as they affectionately call themselves) to vie for the top honors in chili and showmanship. Competition will include CASI Chili, Ron Charlton Memorial Junior Chili Championship, Casi Chili Open Meat, CASI Showmanship and Jackpot Bean Cookoff.

Judging is open to general public 18 and up -please ask for Ms. Nancy-

There will be a booth selling Frito pie -Saturday only-

No tasting cups.

No sampling.

Under the RED EXPO

Hal John & Judy Winberly memorial Chili Cookoff

Proceeds Benefits: Special Olympics of Texas and Camp Hope

For more information contact: Nancy Draper 713.562.2798  nancy.draper56@gmail.com




Market Hours

Open Saturday & Sunday

Best Shopping Times

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking $5

Vendor Gates Open 7 a.m.


Sorry No Pets or Firearms Allowed

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