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VNA at the 25th Annual Lone Star Veggie Chili Championship

The 25th annual Lone Star Veggie Chili Championship is in South Austin this year! This year it's being hosted by the Whole Foods Market at The Shops at Arbor Trails, on Sunday November 10th, starting at 12:00pm. It won't be in the parking lot—instead it'll be in the "green space" across from Whole Foods, with plenty of grass and trees and room to spread out. The location is at the intersection of West William Cannon Drive and the southbound feeder road of MoPac. The entire event is completely vegan.


Come cheer and vote for the VNA's chili team, being helmed by director Sarah Saltmarsh, and we also need volunteers to staff our information table. In addition to sampling all the chilis, there'll be live music by the Texas KGB, and cooking demos by Chef Dan Marek and by Natural Epicurean. There'll also be vegan food vendors, door prizes, kids activities, pet adoptions, and the return of last year's called the "Rapid Chili Challenge", with chefs in a timed contest like on Food Network.


Admission is $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors, college students, veterans and kids age 6-12 (5 and under free). There'll be around two dozen chili teams from Austin and the rest of Texas, and possibly beyond, competing for cash prizes and bragging rights for best vegan chili.


More information at Come on out and enjoy one of Texas's longest-lasting vegetarian traditions!

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  • Jerry

    What a turnout!!

    November 11, 2013

  • Lindy S.

    Lots of great chili and a great turnout! It was a perfect day for it.

    November 11, 2013

  • Kathy

    What a great event today! Loved the new venue near Whole Foods. Great chili, fantastic turnout, wonderful people, and a huge thanks to Brendan and Stevie for making it all happen. Also thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped out.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • pat

    or other foods available?

    November 3, 2013

  • pat

    any mild chili going to be served today does anyone know?

    November 3, 2013

  • Kathy

    To buy tickets to the Chili Championship, go to: and click the icon at the top that says "Tickets" and scroll down and click "Buy Now".

    November 1, 2013

  • pat

    Hey do we buy the tickets at the event?

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did you get my msg for volunteering?

    October 28, 2013

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