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Miss Czhilispiel 48 and Her Court!


Front Row (L to R)

Adalyn Carrales – Little Miss;

Joseph Carrales – Little Mister;

Brooklyn Beeman – Pepper Princess;

Back Row - Sarah Ponewash – Jr. Miss;

AnaLyn Kozelsky – Miss Czhilispiel;

Keilani Mendez – Young Miss.


Front Row (L to R):

Briana Pavlica – Little Miss 2nd Runner Up & Photogenic;

Sidonia Hansen – Little Miss 1st Runner Up;

Micah Murphy – Little Mister 2nd Runner Up;

Brycen Marrs – Little Mister 1st Runner Up;

Adalyn Carrales – Little Miss;

Joseph Carrales – Little Mister & Photogenic;

Brooklyn Beeman – Pepper Princess & Photogenic;

Zaylin Romine – Little Miss 3rd Runner Up:

Tinley Bujnoch-Aguillon – Young Miss 1st Runner Up.

Back Row:

Kirsten Olmos – Miss 2nd Runner Up;

Ellie Fike – Miss 1st Runner Up & Miss Congeniality;

Sarah Ponewash – Jr. Miss & Jr. Miss Congeniality;

AnaLyn Kozelsky – Miss Czhilispiel & Miss Photogenic;

Katie Templeton – Jr. Miss 3rd Runner Up & Miss Photogenic;

Keilani Mendez – Young Miss & Photogenic;

Giselle Crayton – Young Miss 1st Runner Up;

Alyssa Tovar – Jr. Miss 2nd Runner Up

Czech Out Our 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 word “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 Velvets, The Shiner Hobo Band, 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.
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