2022 Best Chili in Texarkana Cook Off Happens on February 5


The Sportsplex on Richmond Road will host “The Best Chili in Texarkana Cook-off” for the second year on Saturday, February 5, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Think you have the best chili in town? Here’s your best chance to prove it!

With right at 20 entries for the cook-off in 2021, we had a great time. There was plenty of chili for everybody that came, and it was a lot of fun, especially given all of the unknowns at the time. This year we expect to see even more competing for cash and prizes.

All proceeds from this event are donated to TAFR, Texas Association of First Responders.

It’s chili eating season and the Sportsplex by Healthcare Express is hosting it’s second annual The Best Chili in Texarkana Chili Cook-Off on February 5th from 12 pm to 3 pm. The event will be held on the campus of The Sportsplex at 5610 Richmond Road in Texarkana, Texas.

“The Best Chili in Texarkana cookoff is a fun afternoon of food, community, and a healthy dose of competition,” said Jordan Creutz of the Sportsplex.  “We aim to host at least 20 contestants to serve their prized chili recipes to our judges and taste testers and compete for a $300 grand prize.”

Join the competition! Entries are $25 and spaces are limited. Visit hcesportsplex.com/chili and purchase a ticket as a competitor to reserve your space. A $300 grand prize will be awarded to the entry voted the best chili!

Taste testers are also invited to come and sample some of the best chili Texarkana has to offer. General admission tickets are on sale now for only $5 per ticket and you’ll get to sample from each of our contestants amazing chili. Please hcesportsplex.com/chili to reserve your tickets.

This year’s proceeds will be benefitting the Texas Association of First Responders. For those unable to attend, donations for this cause are also being accepted online at hcesportsplex.com/chili.


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