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.


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