San Antonio, 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 Cookoffs, Auto Swap Meet, Cinco de Mayo, Halloween Boo Bash, Native American Indian Pow Wow and so much more! See listing below for more information.

February 26th-27th 2022

45th Annual Texas Chili Championship

Texas-size salute to the official state dish will be served up at the Texas Open Chili Championship, Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27, 2022 at Traders Village San Antonio.

This event is held under the auspices of the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Chili cooks from all across Texas will join the many “chiliheads” (as they affectionately call themselves) to vie for the top honors in Chili and Junior Chili. On Saturday the 26th,

CASI Chili Entry Fee is $40 (This is a State Qualifying Event)
State Turn-In: 1:00 pm on Saturday
Meat Requirement: Open

Registration: Friday: (2/25): 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am.
Enjoy some Great Country Music by the Mike Ellis Swing Band under the Brown Expo
Also performing Saturday will be Dancing Witches
Sunday:   8:00 a, – 11:00 am
DJ Two-Ten Entertainment will be spinning some great music on the main stage

Junior Chili Competition is $15.
Turn-In: Saturday: 12:00 pm
(Age Groups: 7-12 & 13-17)

San Antonio Fire Department requires a fire extinguisher every 10 square feet.
(Please bring your own fire extinguisher.)

All cooks must follow CDC and Traders Village safety precautions when under the pavilion.
No forms or preregistration
CASH only for fee
Only CHILI

Join us at Traders Village and support this great program.

Chili Cookers:  If you have additional questions, please contact: Mel Burton 210-748-7448 |  melareno@gmail.com

FREE CHILI!!!
Sign up to be a Judge — Need to be under the Brown Expo to sign up to be a judge NO LATER THAN 12:00 pm Saturday | Feb. 26th.

 

Entry fee money will benefit: Combat Marine Outdoors

Market Hours

Open Saturday & Sunday

Best Shopping Times

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking $5

Vendor Gates Open 7 a.m.

210-623-8383

Sorry No Pets or Firearms Allowed

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