M2M – Marathon to Marathon

M2M – Marathon to Marathon


DATE: October 27, 2018 (Saturday)

LOCATION: Marathon, Texas

For a few hours in a little town in the middle of West Texas, almost 500 racers bring everything they have to a race called the M2M. Whether you’re looking for that fast Boston Qualifier, or just a more relaxed race, look no further! Dry, cool, high desert climate, gradual downhill, spectacular scenery, low traffic, and a downhill to the finish line where you can really pour it on! The M2M is a USATF Boston Marathon qualifying race.

Races include a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K. Information and registration at www.marathon2marathon.net.

CASI Chili Cook-Off

CASI Chili Cook-Off

The 52nd Annual CASI Chili Cook-Off Championship returns to Rancho CASI de los Chisos!  Join us for the world’s largest outdoor food contest! Each year on the first Saturday of November, CASI holds the ultimate celebration of Chili.  This monster of all chili cook – offs is held at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua, Texas.  Rancho CASI is location on the North side of Highway 170, eleven miles West of Study Butte and 7 miles East of Lajitas. 

Monday, Oct 29

  • Rancho CASI de los Chisos officially opens

Tuesday, Oct 30

  • Cooking for CASI Chili Cookoff

Wednesday, Oct 31

  • Vendor’s Set Up
  • Ladies’ Rosebud Party
  • Men’s Tequila in Terlingua Party

Thursday, Nov 1

  • Adopt -a-Highway Trash Pick Up
  • Memorial Service at Memorial Plaza – 7:00 pm
  • Casey Pilgreen Band – Main Stage – 8:00 11:00 pm
  • Blue Kountry Band – Krazy Flats – 11:00 – ????

Friday, Nov 2

  • Officially raising of the flag – Terlingua School Honor Guard
  • Performance by Terlingua Band and Folk Dancers
  • Scholarship Day International Championships
    • ​Buffalo Hot Wings
    • Beans
    • Traditional Salsa
    • Non-Traditional Salsa
  • Casey Pilgreen Band – Main Stage – 8:00 – 11:00 pm
  • Blue Kountry Band – Krazy Flats – 10:00 – ?????

Saturday, Nov 3

  • Arena Open for cooks – 6:00 am
  • Bloody Marys – Front Porch Friends of CASI building – 8:00 am
  • Judges Check In – 11:30 am
  • CASI International Championship judging begins – HIGH NOON
  • Blue Kountry Band – Krazy Flats – 8:00 pm
Dia de los Muertos – Terlingua

Dia de los Muertos – Terlingua

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead in Terlingua! It’s a Terlingua tradition to meet at sunset on November 2nd at the Historic Cemetery in the Terlingua Ghost Town to light candles and make offerings to loved ones long past, remember old friends and make new ones as everyone visits and honors those who’ve gone before them.

Come experience a local tradition that is as unique as Terlingua itself.





Fiesta de Noche Buena

Fiesta de Noche Buena


DATE: December 1, 2018 (Saturday), 5:00 – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Along Main Street, Marathon, Texas

Experience true small town holiday spirit by joining us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for Marathon’s annual Fiesta de Noche Buena. Main street merchants extend their hours for this charming outdoor street festival which kicks off the holiday season. Come and enjoy:

  • Outdoor tree lighting

  • Children’s folklorico dancing

  • Caroling

  • Hay rides

  • Food and drinks

  • Live music

  • A visit from Santa

  • Best Christmas Lights tour and competition – prizes will be awarded!

  • Raffle fundraiser for the Marathon PTO

Local shops and galleries will be open. Please join in the celebration!