Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights
AUGUST 15-17, 2013 - Red River’s rousing music scene can trace its roots back to Texas, mostly centered around Austin’s “red dirt rock”. This means visitors to this small mountain community can find some of the best music anywhere, anytime! True to this tradition, “Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights” features live music all over town with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends, as well as multiple cook-offs in Brandenburg Park like the CASI "Red River Red" cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship, and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off.
Music Festival (August 15-17)
Featuring Larry Joe Taylor, Turnpike Troubadors, Brandon Rhyder, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tejas Brothers, Clay McClinton, Michael Hearne and S x SW, Chuck Pyle, Davin James, Richard Leigh, Keith Sykes, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, and Bob Livingston. Three-day ticket price is $70 per person. Get the schedule and ticket information here.
Cook-off in the Park (August 17)
Gates open at 9am with the New Mexico Music Showcase followed by live music by Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Davin
James, Chuck Pyle, Keith Sykes, Tejas Brothers, Larry Joe Taylor, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the gate.
People's Choice: Spectators receive six people's choice tickets to vote for the best food they sample during the festival. There will be one winner each in the categories of salsa, dessert, and open (chili, BBQ, chile, or anything else). One overall winner will receive a smoker from Budweiser! There is no fee to compete in the People's Choice category - just fill out one of the registration forms below and return it at the cooks party on Friday, August 16th.
Judges: Want to make sure you get your fill of red chili, green chile, or BBQ? Sign up with us to be a judge! Your time committment is approximately one-hour and you have your choice of categories to judge (certain categories fill up fast so we may ask you to judge something else). Email here to sign up.
CASI Cooks: We are in need of someone to help us with the judging process. Have experience & willing to help? Email Rebecca at email@example.com.
RV Parking for Participating Cooks: Get the RV parking permit application here.
Find out more about Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights at LarryJoeTaylor.com
Contact the Red River Conference Center for more details
Toll free: 877-885-3885
Chili Cookoff Winners
Larry Joe Taylor
Music at the Top of the Mountain
Keith Sykes & Larry Joe Taylor
New Mexico State Green Chile Championship