Terlingua Chili Cookoff(s)
It seemed simple enough. Instead of a shootout to determine who made the best chili, there would be a contest. It worked, too, for a while. But now -- in addition to arguing about which chili is better -- everybody's arguing about which cookoff is better. So you have to try 'em both.
So it's not really about chili anyway. Both cookoffs turned into a party, so now there are competing parties. So, once a year -- on the first weekend in November -- Terlingua is the biggest city in all of the Big Bend AND the biggest party.
And -- don't forget to try the chili -- because whaterver your tastes, the best damn chili in the world is in Terlingua, Texas.