Chili Cook-Off

A quest to find the best chili.


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
  • And More to Come!

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!

Register Here

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 2018 (Register by 11/17/18)
  • 10 General Admission tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston per space (Register by 11/17/2018)
  • 5 lbs. of Ground Beef per space (Register by 12/31/2018)


2019 Rules and Regulations


Always in Heat

Armed & Hammered Cookers

Bayou City Roux Krewe

Best Catfish Ever

Black Sheep Smokers

Cactus Rat Cookers

Calibrated Cookers

Chili Con Carne Cookers

Chili Posse

Chili’s Will



Chilin’ Out Cookers

Cowboy Scientists


Friki Tiki Cookers

Gonzo Krewe

Good Time Cookers

Grub Rubbers

Hardwood BBQ

Hungover Tomorrow


Independent Cookers

Joe Tramonte Realty

Mama’s Chili

Montezumas Revenge

Naked Iguana Chili

No Mutton Way

On the Wagon


Socially Okrad

Sottally Tober

Spice Spice Baby

Team We Like To Party

THE Texas Barbeque Massacre

Toms Chili

Voodoo Cooker

Wishes, Wonders, and Kids

Smoking Hot Cookers

Dana Smokers

Rub’N 1 Out Cookers

Chili Belles

KC Drunk Chickens