Chilifest Weekend Begins

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

Chilifest begins with great weather compared to years past. In addition to forecasts of fun, News 3's Rodney Harris is calling for little chance of rain, clear skies and temperatures in the 70's during the day, much chillier at night.

Hours after Thursday morning's rain, chili cook off team members started moving into the Chilifest grounds to set up shop and their custom booths.

While there is a great music lineup scheduled for Friday, that night's venue is for Chili cook off teams only. For everyone else, the gates open Saturday morning at 10.

If you're planning to make a day of it, here's what you can bring in: Chairs,blankets ,water and sunscreen.(no pets) If you get hungry, there is plenty of food being sold there. Beer goes for $4.

Parking is limited and because there are 40,000 plus coming in and out, it can be risky business. Shuttle service is set up at the Hall of Fame in Bryan on FM 2818. Buses start heading out at 10am Saturday. The last bus out of Chilifest rolls two hours after the last performance.

Now, speaking of performances, here's the lineup for Friday and Saturday entertainment, enjoy!::

Friday (Chili Cook off Teams Only)
Paul Eason: 5p-5:45p

Ryan James: 6p-6:45p

Mark McKinney: 7p-7:45p

Adam Hood: 8p-8:45p

Kyle Park: 9p-9:45p

Chris Knight: 10p-11:15p

Saturday (Everyone!!!)
Reckless Kelly 11am-12:15pm

Stoney LaRue 12:30-1:45pm

C.C.Ragweed 2:15-3:30pm

Pat Green 4:00pm-5:30pm

6:00 - 7:30PM

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 and $35 at the gates.
Proceeds from the two day venue fund a number of charities across the Brazos Valley. Since 2000 Chilifest organizers say they have given almost $750,000 to various causes.

News 3 will provide coverage of the two day event on air and online beginning Friday.

Official Chilifest Site

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