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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.



Many thanks to our sponsors for helping us make this event possible year after year.

Habanero Sponsor

The Outhouse Company
Mica Rentals | The Outhouse Company

Serrano Sponsors

Big Texas Land & Cattle Co. - Rick Garza
Big Texas Land & Cattle Co. - Rick Garza
Brown Distributing
Brown Distributing - Budweiser
Capital Wright Distributing
Capital Wright Distributing - Miller
Flatonia National Bank
Flatonia National Bank
Heat Services - Art Hernandez
Heat Services - Art Hernandez
Isaac Ranch
Isaac Ranch
KULM 98.3 | KNRG 92.3
KULM 98.3 | KNRG 92.3
Oviedo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Oviedo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram


Adams Extracts & Spices
Chuck Brown Ford
Henry Benedict Real Estate Investments
J Bar B Foods
S & S Grain, Inc.
Timewise Food Stores
David Urban Bookkeeping & Tax Service

Chipotle Sponsors

Balcones Minerals Corporation
Barn & Fence Specialist
Best Western - Flatonia
Brighter Futures Learning Center
Chad E. Byler D.D.S., P.A. General Dentistry
Colorado Valley Communications, Inc.
The Fayette County Record
Fayette Savings Bank, ssb
Flatonia Livestock Commission Company
Floy Farm Interior Design, Inc.
Hengst Printing & Supplies
Kleiber Tractor & Equipment, Inc.
La Grange Ford
Maresh Drilling Co.
South Central Real Estate
Southern Star Builders, LLC
Tex Propane
Wine Haus

Czhili Sponsors

Amigos Country Corner
Austin Trust Company
BEFCO Engineering, Inc.
Boehme Tractor Sales, Inc.
Brawley Dental Clinic, PLLC
Bubela Texas & Company
Cal Maine Foods
Cistern Country Store & Bar
Community Bank of Moulton
Czech Haus
Don Mikulenka Custom Builder, Inc.
Electric Motor Service
Fayette Electric Cooperative, Inc
Flatonia General Store - NAPA
Flatonia Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Clint Kainer
Genesis of Oak Manor Nursing Center
HeartBrand Beef
J & P Paving
Joel's Bar-B-Q, Inc.
Lyric Theater
McCoy Building Supply
Mica Grain Company, Inc.
Moeller Tire & Lube
Olle Hotel
Prototype Machine Company
Richter Well Drilling, Inc.
Robert's Steakhouse
Michael Schulze
Shady Oak Nursing Center
Spoetzl Brewery
Subway - Flatonia
T-Gear Spirit Shop
Texas Electric Cooperatives
Vash - N - Dry
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