Czhilispiel is Back! October 22-24, 2021!
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Date: Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2021

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Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2021
Czhilispiel 49


PRE-SALE ONLINE TICKETS $15.00@ until Oct. 22, 2021

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 – Pageant Admission: Adults: $5.00 & Students: $3.00

5:00pm - Czhilispiel 49 Scholarship Pageant at the Flatonia ISD Cafetorium - Vouchers Only, Not Open to the Public.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 – No Gate Admission –FREE

5:00pm – 7:00pm - BBQ & Czhili Teams Czech In by Czhili Stage

6:00pm – Gates, Biergarten, Carnival, WAGS Souvenir Booth, Food Booths & Arts & Crafts Open

6:00pm – 7:30pm - HEDZ ENT-DJSUPERMAN – til 12:00am

7:00pm – IBCA BBQ Cookers Meeting & Tray Pick Up Under Tent

8:00pm – 9:30pm – MATT CASTILLO MUSIC on Main Stage


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 – Gate Admission: $20.00 ALL DAY – CASH ONLY!

6:00 am – Breakfast Tacos – Flatonia Volunteer Fire Dept. (Goodwill Donations Accepted)

7:00 am – Czhili Teams Czech In by Czhili Stage

8:00 am - 5K Registration at Czhili Stage

8:00am – Gates, Biergarten, WAGS Souvenir Booth, Food and Arts & Crafts Open

8:30 am 5K Run/Walk Begins North West Side of Tent

10:00am - Golf Tournament at Flatonia Golf Course & The Central Texas Rail History Center Opens

11:00am – Jackpot Bean Turn In under the Tent, Czhili Showmanship Judging Begins, Margarita Contest Turn In behind Czhili Stage

11:00am –Flatonia Lions Club Pie Auction under the Tent, E. A. Arnim Museum Opens, Class Reunions-Wine Haus.

12:00 – IBCA Chicken Turn In Under Tent

12:00 Noon – Carnival, Bobby Cordell Strolling Balloon Act, Carriages Camels & Critters LLC Petting Zoo – 8pm
1:00pm – Hometown Czhili Turn In behind Czhili Stage

1:00pm – 3:00 pm – HEDZ ENT-DJ SUPERMAN on Czhili Stage

1:30pm – IBCA Pork Spare Ribs Turn In Under Tent

1:30pm – 4:30 p.m. CZECHAHOLICS on Main Stage

1:30pm Registration of the Young Farmers Egg Toss $10 fee. Registration begins for the Jalapeno Eating Contest, Czhilispiel Got Talent Begins - $5.00 each

2:00pmCASI Czhili Turn In behind Czhili Stage, Egg Toss Competition Begins

3:00pm – IBCA Brisket Turn In Under Tent

3:00pm – Jalapeno Eating & Czhilispiel Got Talent Contests - Czhili Stage

5:00pm -6:30pm RICK TREVINO on Main Stage

7:00pm– 8:30pmJON STORK on Main Stage

9:00pm - 10:30pm – GIOVANNIE & THE HIRED GUNS on Main Stage

11:00pm – 12:30am LC ROCKS on Main Stage

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021 – No Gate Admission - FREE

10:00am – Gates, WAGS Souvenir Booth, Arts & Crafts & Food Booths, Central Texas Rail History Center Opens

10:00am - 12 noon - D'VINE TESTAMENT on Main Stage -

10:00am – 2:00pmCar & Truck Show Registration - $25.00 per entry

12:00 NoonCzhilispiel Grand Parade – Downtown Flatonia, Biergarten Opens, Bobby’s Cordell Balloon Act

1:00pm – FHS Dazzlers & Cheerleaders Perform Main Stage, Carnival, E. A. Arnim Museum Opens

1:00pm – 5pm - Carriages Camels &Critters LLC Petting Zoo
1:30pm – SPECIAL EVENTS: Sign up at Czhili Stage – Children’s Halloween Costume Contest, Children’s Tricycle Races, Little Wranglers Hay Hauling Contest - No Charge. Register for the Adult Back Seat Momma Drivin Contest, Horseshoe Tournament, Corn Hole Tournament & Washer Tournament - $20.00 per team.

1:05pm – 4:30pm – BLUE DENIM BAND on Main Stage

2:00pm – Car & Truck Show Judging Begins and Awards presented when judging complete

5:00pm – 8:00pmSHINER’S 2ND WIND on Main Stage


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Czech Out Our Czhilispiel History

Czhilispiel is a nod to Flatonia’s Czech and German heritage. First, the name comes from a play on the word “Chili.” The addition of the “z” is a play on a Czech spelling, and the German work “spiel” means play.

The festival started in 1973 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Flatonia. Czhilispiel began as a fundraiser to help fund a local Flatonia student's medical school education. At the time Flatonia needed a doctor, so the residents organized the Czech heritage festival and chili cook-off, Czhilispiel. The student agreed to serve the community for at least five years after completing medical school, but ended up staying longer. Czhilispiel continues to use proceeds from the event to benefit local needs, whether for students or community services.
Over the years, Czhilispiel has grown from a small cook-off to a larger event with a concert series, biergarten, carnival, parade, arts and crafts market, 5K and various activities throughout the weekend. It is held every year on the fourth full weekend of October.

Some of the past performers have included: Robert Earl Keen, Eli Young Band, Stoney LaRue, Aaron Watson, Brave Combo, The Bellamy Brothers, The Dujka Brothers, Cory Morrow, Wade Bowen, and many, many more.

Czhilispiel also has a variety of opportunities for partnerships as sponsors, commercial and food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, cook-off and event participants, and for volunteers. The event is 100% volunteer driven.

Habanero PEPPER Level:
J – B Foods, Inc.
Mica Rentals/Outhouse Company

Henry Benedict Real Estate
Brown Distributing
Capitol Wright Distributing LLC
Flatonia National Bank
Don Mikulenka Custom Builder, Inc.
Morgan Building
Stearn's Automotive & Hydraulics
David Urban Bookkeeping

Fayette Savings Bank
HEAT Services
Mrs. Sue Isaac
KNRG Radio
Oviedo-Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram
Timewise – Flatonia Country Store - Shell

Balcones Minerals
Barn & Fence Specialists
Brighter Futures Learning Center
Dr. Chad E. Byler General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Colorado Valley Communications, Inc.
Electric Motor Service, LLC
HeartBrand Beef Sales, Inc.
Hengst Printing & Supplies
Kleiber Tractor & Equipment, Inc.
Mica Grain Company, Inc.
Richard & Dianne Niemann
Prototype Machine Company
S & S Grain, Inc.
Michael G. Schulze
Southern Star Builders
Spoetzl Brewery - Shiner Beers

Amigo's Country Corner
BEFCO Engineering, Inc.
Bubela Texas & Company
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Carefree Inn
CH Graphics
Cistern Country Store & Bar
Crossroads Bank
Czech Haus
Fayette Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Flatonia Family Health Center
Flatonia Food Mart
Flatonia Livestock Commission Company, Inc.
Flatonia United Methodist Church
J & P Paving - Kirby & Nancy Farek
Kloesel’s Steak House & Bar
Mc Donald’s
Olle Hotel
Prosperity Bank
Qwik Pipe
Robert's Steak House
Sonic Drive In
South Central Real Estate
Southern Rouge
Texas Electric Cooperatives
T-Gear, LLC
Upstage Center, Inc.
Wine Haus
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