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Congratulations to
Carl Angers
Chili Jam 3 Chili Champion

Thursday, April 12:

•Gates open at NOON for early camper arrivals

Friday, April 12:

•Cook-off Kickoff Party 4-10 p.m.

•Country Chick Farms Spring Market 4-8 p.m. 

Saturday, April 13:

•Check-In Begins 9 a.m.

•Margaritas NOON

•Deviled Eggs 1 p.m.

•Chili 2 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC by Wish You Were Beer 

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Chili Jam 2 Champion
Jacki Dale


If you've never been to a Tolbert cook-off, watch these shorts (produced by Snake Prairie!) to learn more.


• All chili will conform to Tolbert specifications and all rules governing OTICCC chili will apply. See complete rules HERE

1. Chili must be cooked onsite the day of the cook-off from scratch. "Scratch" means starting with raw meat and spices. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes (such as Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Mix) are NOT permitted. 2. Chili must be prepared out in the open in as sanitary a manner as possible. 3. No beans, pasta, rice, whole peppers, large pieces of vegetables, inedible objects, etc. are allowed. 4. The head cook must prepare the chili to be judged.

• Margarita entries will be judged on taste. All entries will use cups provided by Chili Jam. Entries must be made onsite.

• Eggs for the deviled eggs competition must be brought by contestants and can be pre-cooked at home, but contestants must devil the eggs onsite. 12 halves will be submitted by each contestant. Entries will be judged on taste and presentation (classic presentation you'd see at a dinner table, not a beauty contest). Contestants need to bring their recipes and ingredients to prepare the eggs onsite. 

• Overnight guests are welcome, plenty of room for tents and RVs. No hookups. Camping setup will be available starting Friday at noon. Please take your trash home with you. We do not have city trash pick-up out here in the country, so consider your trash as your home trash and take it with you.

No dogs, no pets. This is a working farm. Our hens appreciate being left alone. People attempting to sneak in a pet will be asked to leave. We don't respect people who take advantage of those with real disabilities who need bonafide service dogs.


No pets. Pets are not allowed for patrons, competitors, vendors, or musicians. This is a working farm with animals that don't need to be chased. If you have a pet that needs to be boarded, plan ahead or call our friends down the road at Best Friends Boarding Kennels at 512-332-2400. Anyone that ignores this rule will be asked to leave, no exceptions.

Kids are always welcome, but keep them with your party. They are not allowed to wander or chase livestock. They are not allowed to destroy private property. Parents with unruly children will be asked to leave.
• No alcohol will be consumed by anyone under the age of 21 under any circumstance.

• Primitive camping is allowed. Self-contained RVs are welcome. No hookups available. We have some good spots, and the early bird gets top pick. Pets are not allowed to stay in RVs.
Please take home any trash that you bring in. 
• Glass bottles are discouraged, but allowed. Please take them home with you.

• Plenty of parking for bikes.
• Snake Prairie is not responsible for accidents. Please be safe, be nice, and enjoy yourself.

• Any additional rules are at the discretion of the venue owners. Their decisions are final.


This is a BYOB venue. Bring what you like but please drink responsibly.

Located 10 minutes south of Bastrop on Hwy. 304 near Rosanky.
And for those coming from Houston or San Antonio, we are 20 minutes north of I-10.

(Yes, we have a Smithsville address but we are not a Smithsville venue. Always in Rosanky, never in Smithsville.)

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