Chili Cook-Off

A quest to find the best chili.

The 2019 Chili Cook-off Winners!

Exotic Chili

3rd Place- 2278150 Sauced Up Click
2nd Place- 2278117 Karankawa
Champion- 2278168 Just Add Beer

Good ‘Ol Fashion Chili

3rd Place- 2278152 RumRunners
2nd Place- 2278276 Calibrated Cookers
Champion- 2278107 Joe Tramonte Realty

Showmanship Award- Space 136 Dana Smokers


Whip up a batch of your best chili recipe and bring it on down to the Galveston Historical Strand. Compete for the gold and Chili Champion bragging rights. Although every chili has its own unique taste, they can’t all be winners. Here is your chance to light up those judges’ taste buds and show ‘em what you got!

Each registered team receives the following:

  • 5 Tickets for the Friday Night Cook Team Party w/ Free Beer
  • 5 lbs. of Ground Beef per Space
  • 10 GA tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms
  • Discounted Parking

This year the public will vote on Team Showmanship! Included in the Chili Tasting Ticket is a Showmanship ballot, be sure to display your team number and team name!

2018 Champions of the Yaga's Chili Quest Regular Chili Category - Joe Tramonte Realty

Sign up on or before the following dates to receive (per space)

  • Same spot as 2019 (Register by 11/17/19)
  • 10 General Admission tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston per space (Register by 11/17/2019)
  • 5 lbs. of Ground Beef per space (Register by 12/31/2019)
2020 Rules and Regulations


To come!