2014 Schedule

Blanco County Fairgrounds in Johnson City, Texas

Thursday, March 27

Park opens at 8:00 AM

6:00 PM  Wine Tasting and Reception at Taste Wine & Art

7:00 PM   Cooks’ party at Pecan Street Brewing Company.  Free appetizers.

Friday, March 28

Registration and goodie bag pickup opens at 3:00

Barbecue meat inspection

6:00 PM   Cooks Dinner and Party, musical entertainment by Sol Patch.  Pulled pork and salad supplied.  Side dishes welcome.

7:00 PM  Music by Sol Patch in the bar

Domino Tournament

Saturday, March 29

11:00 AM        Turn in for Beans and Wings judging

12:00PM         Turn in chicken for judging

1:00PM           Turn in chili for judging

1:30                 Wine Sampling from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

2:00PM           Turn in ribs for judging

3:30PM           Turn in brisket for judging

Saturday evening enjoy music

Sunday, April 1

Pod On The Pedernales Cookoff

Silver chili pepper to 1st place

Custom pottery awards

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Entertainment

Please plan to enjoy the sounds of Sol Patch in the Men’s State bar area on Friday night.  They’re a huge draw throughout the Hill Country and we’re lucky to have them.  We know you’ll enjoy their music.

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Judging schedule

Come out and play with us on Saturday.  Lots of good eating.  Here’s the schedule:

11:00 AM        Turn in for Beans and Wings judging

12:00PM         Turn in chicken for judging

1:00PM           Turn in chili for judging

2:00PM           Turn in ribs for judging

3:30PM           Turn in brisket for judging

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more silent auction items

We just got some great gift baskets from Becker Vineyards and Whittington’s Jerky for the silent auction.  Dan Garrison has also sent some signed bottles of his Garrison Bros. Texas Bourbon and our friend Larry Pilmaier has picked out some special winery-only wines from the Woodbridge Winery and sent them to us.  It might be time to make that winning bid on a gift for someone – or for yourself.

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Silent Auction

Our friends at YCAP have really been working on the TMS silent auction.  Look at some of the items they’ve got:

Garth Brooks Signed Guitar (Acoustic)
Justin Bieber Signed Guitar
The Rolling Stones Signed Guitar
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Signed Drumhead
Bob Dylan Signed Album
U2 signed Album
The Eagles signed Sheet Music
“Jaws” Cast signed Movie Poster
Easy Rider Cast signed 16×20 Photo
James Bond signed 16×20 photo
Carly Rae Jepsen signed 11×14 photo
Indiana Jones signed 11×14 photo
Dale Earnhardt Sr. signed 8×10 photo
“Spiderman” Animation Cel
“Tuscan Hillside” Wine Art
Robert Redford signed 16×20 photo
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schedule of events

We’re making final preparations for the Texas Men’s State Chili and Barbecue Championships in Johnson City.  We hope you come out and play with us as we have a weekend of great activities planned.  Here’s the schedule:

 

Thursday, April 4

8:00 AM          Fairgrounds open for camping, limited electric

 

6:00 PM          Complimentary wine sampling at the Kirchmann Gallery (on the square)

7:00 PM          Cooks’ mixer with free appetizers at Pecan Street Brewing Company

 

Friday, April 5

3:00                 Registration opens

Barbecue meat inspection on arrival

 

6:30 PM          Cooks’ Party – pulled pork and salad provided.  Please bring a side dish.

42 tournament starts after dinner

8:00 PM          Lonnie Lett Show in the bar

 

Saturday, April 6

8:00 AM til close. Fairgrounds open to vendors, general public, silent auction

 

11:00 AM        Turn in for Beans and Wings judging

12:00PM         Turn in chicken for judging

1:00PM           Turn in chili for judging

2:00PM           Turn in ribs for judging

3:30PM           Turn in brisket for judging

5:00PM           (approximate time) awards event

 

There will be a sampling of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines in the afternoon

 

8:00 PM          Music with Scooter Pearce in the bar

 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

 

Pod On The Pedernales Chili Cookoff, turn in 1:00 PM

 

We feel proud of our pod cookoff awards this year and think you’d love to take one home.  First place will be a silver chili pepper necklace made by a local artist.  The other chili and show awards are custom pottery chili bowls.  Hang around on Sunday and join us.

 

More information on our website:  texasmenschili.org

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Entertainment at Texas Men’s State

We’ve scheduled the Lonnie Lett Show for Friday evening following the Cooks’ Party and Scooter Pearce will entertain on Saturday night.  Both are very entertaining.  Come join us in our bar area and enjoy the music.

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We’re getting excited

This is the week for last minute details.  Shopping for supplies, getting the beer & wine license, providing information for radio and TV spots.  The goodie bag gifts are here, all of the awards are here except for the brass longhorn which is being finished.  We’re looking forward to seeing you all next week.

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Big Haul For the Winner

We hope you join us in Johnson City on April 6 for your chance to become the next Texas Men’s State Chili Champ.  The winner will receive the bronze longhorn, silver belt buckle, commemorative jacket, Wendell Rankin stove, and a signed bottle of Garrison Bros. Texas Bourbon.

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Woodbridge at Texas Men’s State

Representatives from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines will be pouring samples for the public on Saturday afternoon.

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