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 29th, 2020 - March 1st, 2020

Texas Open Chili Championship 2020

Texas-size salute to the official state dish will be served up at the Texas Open Chili Cookoff, Saturday and Sunday, February 29 – March 1, 2020, 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 22nd,

CASI Chili Entry Fee is $35 and Junior Chili Competition is $10.

On Sunday Feb 23rd, it’s the Day After CCO and Entry Fee is $20 Chili Grind Only.

Great Prizes for our JR Category winners!!!
Ages 7-12
Ages 13-17
(Parents are not allowed, but a C.A.S.I. official will be there for assistance should they need any)

Adding Beans as a NEW CATEGORY.

Head to the BBQ under the Brown Pavilion for some great Frito Pie cooked by our own team.  While you’re there, grab a nice cold beer.

The cooks have a great time but the main reason for having the chili cookoff is to raise funds for the Texas Honor Ride who provide support and funds to the Wounded Warrior & Family Support Center at BAMC.  Join us at Traders Village and support this great program.
Email Clyde Rogers for more information

FREE CHILI!!!   Sign up to be a Judge — Need to be under the Brown Expo to sign up to be a judge between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 


Texas Open Entertainment:
Saturday February 29 — Mike Ellis Band

Sunday March 1 — DJ

Just $4 parking fee to enjoy all the fun at Traders Village. Great food, Great events and Great Bargains.

Market Hours

Open Saturday & Sunday

Best Shopping Times

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking $4

Vendor Gates Open 7 a.m.


Sorry No Pets or Firearms Allowed

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