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Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-off Moves to New Location

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The 22nd annual Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-off has a new home this year. The event will beĀ  Nov. 7 at the Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

The event draws vegetarian cooks from across the state to compete for the honor of having the best meatless chili.

“The goals of the Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off are, first, to have fun and entertain everyone and, second, to show everybody by example that ‘regular’ foods can be just as tasty when they’re prepared vegetarian,” the sponsor of the event, the Lone Star Vegetarian Network, says. “Vegetarian food can come in very familiar and very delicious forms, and the classic Tex-Mex tradition of chili is a perfect example.”

The chilis entered are all vegan and come from the Network’s members, which includes vegetarian groups from San Antonio as well as Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth and Houston.

The cook-off will also feature informational and educational booths, local vendors, guest speakers, live music and more.

A People’s Choice award of $250 will be presented while a panel of judges will honor three booths for Best Chili and Best Booth Theme/Design. The champion wins $300, while second place takes home $200 and third $100.

The event will be 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. For more information, click here.

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