2016 marks the 50th year that “Chili Heads” from across the globe have converged on the tiny town of Terlingua to enjoy Texas’ official state dish.

There are actually two cook-offs that go on at the same time and both are expected to be bigger than ever this year.

The Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert – Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cookoff is smaller in size but just as exciting. More information can be found here: http://www.abowlofred.com/

The CASI Terlingua International Chili Championship is the larger of the two cook-offs with upwards of 10,000 people attending. More information can be found here: http://www.casichili.net/terlingua.html