Welcome! Come on in and take a good look around! Make yourself comfortable and
stay for a while!
Man! It's bitter cold outside! Gotta throw on a scarf and jacket to run out to the mailbox for fear of frostbite. We hope ya'll are keeping warm while waiting for the next wave of shirt sleeve weather.
The 7-day forecast for Maxdale shows a 30% chance of rain and a high on Saturday of 54. That's not too bad, considering. Besides, push come to shove, there is plenty of room for cooks in the chili park's meeting room/kitchen, and there's generally a roaring fire to cozy up to as well. Please don't let the weather change your plans of going to the Tolbert Men's State of Texas Chili Championship! The event will go on, rain or shine and we need your support and participation.
Besides, we're gonna pretend it's tropical anyway...
PDF of the scholarship application.
We recently got a note from a gal you might remember...
Hello, my name is Shelby Carriger. I have been a scholarship recipient of the Texas Tolbert Chili Group's Mike "BB" Hughes Memorial Scholarship for two years now.
I am currently a student at Blinn Junior College at Bryan, College Station, with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Interpreting for the Deaf.
These scholarships have been most helpful as I have used them to purchase textbooks for school.
I appreciate everyone’s hard work and contributions to the cook-offs so that I, and others can continue to receive these scholarships.
Last year we awarded 14 BB Hughes Scholarships, and hope to meet that number again. But, we need your help to do it. Funding of the scholarship program comes from four cookoffs held over the course of the season (A Lil' Ol' Country Cookoff, and the Tournament of Champions in September, the Al Hopkins-Texas State in March, and the Terlingua Tune Up in October, coupled with the $3 per cook collected (mostly...but not always) from the promoters over the season. It's a shoe-string budget for sure, but without your support we won't make budget at all. Please consider any of the sponsorship programs outlined below.
Yes, it's a Sunday cookoff. Yes, it's a long way to go. However, it is a real special event, and sometimes doing something special means cooking chili a long way from home on a Sunday. We've already got a few folks signing up - how about you?
As soon as more information is available, we'll get it posted so you can give this event your serious consideration.
If you have sent something to me and you have received no response or seen any action taken, please resend to chili.reporter@YAHOO.com and we'll see what happens. My advice: Never trust autocomplete, autofill or SpellCheck.
(For the season anyway!)
2013 AND 2014 Behind the Store 1st Place Chili Champion
Dave Lazarus from Killeen
Lisa Edwards from Kendalia, Texas
2014 Tolbert Ladies State Chili Champion of Texas
2014 Tolbert Texas Men's State Champion
Alan Greiner from Round Rock, Texas
2014 Tolbert Texas State Winner
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Mike "BB" Hughes & Dwight Hamilton, BFF
A group of friends who just happen to cook award winning chili and BBQ while we raise awareness and funds for some mighty worthy causes.
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Well, that's simple. We cook and promote the Official State Dish of Texas: Chili.
We host over 30 chili events per year at a variety of locations, including the Al Hopkins Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship in Lockhart.
Aside from having a lot of fun, we support a long and varied list of charitable causes like Juvenile Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, and the VFW Scholarship Fund to list just a few. Check the Where We've Been and Why We Do It page for beneficiary details for some of the cookoffs.
Most every weekend! Be sure to check the What's Coming Up page for the details on this week's cookoff!
All over Central Texas! For most events we will have a map and/or directions on how to get to the various locations on the Map Page to help you out.