The Big Tex BBQ & Chili Challenge invites all pitmasters and chili cooks from across the Lone Star State to show off their culinary expertise and vie for a chance to be named “best in Texas” in the State Fair’s Barbecue, Chili, and CASI Chili Cook-Offs.
CHOOSE YOUR CONTEST: The State Fair offers three categories that each have various classes listed below. For more information about the contests rules and guidelines, check out our Creative Arts Handbook.
CASI Chili Challenge
CASI Chili Show
Big Tex BBQ Challenge
BBQ Pork Spare Ribs
BBQ Ribeye Steak
Big Tex “No Rules” Chili Challenge
“No Rules” Chili
Ribbons and Texas-sized bragging rights on the line, don’t miss your chance to smoke, sizzle, and stir before the Fair opens.