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.

July 24th-25th 2021

44th Annual Texas Open Chili Championship 2021



Texas-size salute to the official state dish will be served up at the Texas Open Chili Championship, Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, 2021, 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.

No forms or preregistration
CASH only for fee

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.

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 NO LATER THAN 12:00 pm.

Proceeds will benefit:  HOPE HITS HARDER

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


COVID Rules & Regulations will be strictly enforced:
1. Cooks required to wear mask when under pavilion.
2. All cooks will follow 6` distancing (family can cook side by side)
3. JUDGING: After each round tables will be sanitized.
Monitors will wear gloves
Co-Monitors will wear gloves
All runners will wear gloves
Cups will be wiped down before going on table for judging
Each judge will be given hand wipe to sanitize hands before start.
Spoons, condiment (individually wrapped crackers), and pencil for judging will be given to each judge in a zip-lock

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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