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Czech Us Out!

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.
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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

Brown Distributing
Brown Distributing - Budweiser
Capital Wright Distributing
Capital Wright Distributing - Miller
KULM 98.3 | KNRG 92.3
KULM 98.3 | KNRG 92.3
Flatonia National Bank
Flatonia National Bank
Oviedo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Oviedo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Texas Original Pits N' Smokers
  • Mrs. Sue Isaac


Adams Foods Flavors & Spices
Amigo’s Country Corner
HEAT Services/Hernandez Entertainment/DJ Superman - Art Hernandez
Henry Benedict Real Estate Investments
J Bar B Foods
Timewise Convenience Store/Shell
David Urban Bookkeeping & Tax Service

Chipotle Sponsors

Balcones Minerals Corporation
Barn & Fence Specialist
Brawley Dental Clinic
Brighter Futures Learning Center
Dr. Chad Byler - General Dentistry
Colorado Valley Communications, Inc.
Fayette Savings Bank, ssb
Hengst Printing & Supplies
Kleiber Tractor & Equipment
La Grange Ford
Moeller Tire & Lube
S & S Grain, Inc.
Southern Star Builders
Tex Propane

Czhili Sponsors

Austin Trust Company
Brad & Jodi Bass
BEFCO Engineering, Inc.
Boehm Tractor Sales
Bubela Texas & Co.
Cal Maine Foods, Inc.
Carefree Inn
Community Bank of Moulton
Czech Haus
Don Mikulenka Custom Builder, LLC
Electric Motor Service
Kirby & Nancy Farek
Fayette Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Flatonia Livestock Commission Co.
HeartBrand Beef
Mica Grain Company, Inc.
Oak Manor Nursing Center
Olle Hotel
Prosperity Bank
Prototype Machine Co.
Michael G. Schulze
T-Gear LLC
Texas Electric Cooperatives
Vash N Dry
Wine Haus
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