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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.

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.

Hotel discounts

If you need a room for the Men’s State cookoff, the Best Western is just down the street and they’ve reserved a block of rooms with a discounted rate for cooks.  You can call them at 830-868-4044.  Be sure to mention that you are a chili cook.


A list of Sponsors so far:

Constellation Brands
Garrison Bros.
Tyson Foods
Becker Vineyards
Johnson City Bank
Moursand Insurance
Pecan Street Brewing Co
Taste Wine + Art
Progressive Waste Management
Lanford Equipment Company
Mild Bills Spices
Guitar ReRanch
HEB Marble Falls

Texas Men’s State Chili and BBQ Cook Off

This year’s awesome event will be held at the Blanco County Texas Fairgrounds in Johnson City, Texas. The main cook off will be Saturday, April 6th, 2013.

The fairgrounds are located at 619 US Highway 281 North in Johnson City, Texas 78636. It’s first come, first serve camping spots with some electric and some water. Nice grassy, flat areas for all types of camping and parking are available.

Sponsors include:


Tyson Foods

Republic National Distributing

Johnson City Chamber of Commerce

Century 21 Town Creek Properties

Johnson City Sign Shop

City of Johnson City

Save The Date

This year, TMS will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 and the Pod On The Pedernales Chili Cookoff will be Sunday, April 7.  Hope to see you there.