Dr. Doug's Web Log
The whole world is watching Terlingua this week as thousands of chili aficionados converge on the International Chili Cook-offs. Yep, Terlingua is blessed to host TWO World Championship cook-offs at the same time. The original Tolbert cook-off is located behind the Terlingua Store, and the Chili Appreciation Society International is near the old Mariposa Mine. Welcome back chili heads, have fun!
Presidio is here to help you divert traffic from Big bend National Park to the Big Bend Ranch State Park, the river road ride back to south Brewster County.
We have some interesting speakers this year. Check out the website for who they are. Also Charlie Angell is doing the Dude of The Dead Saturday night. Main changes this year is we are doing a business Trade Show Friday and Saturday at the PAC.
Friday night is a reception and ghost hunt with Midland Paranormal. The Mayors mariachi Santa Cruz will be playing. Saturday is the free lecture series and Saturday night is the dude. Dudeofthedead.net. Look there to see all the acts.
"The Last American Hitch-Hiker" is Mark Kneeskern's newest release, available online http://www.americaneyeball.com/eye-hitch/the-book/ or at the Terlingua Trading Company. It's about Marks travels and the kindness he found on the road, an up-lifting saga "...of people giving with no expectation of anything in return but some worthwhile conversation." Dr Doug highly recommends this book!
This is one of Dr. Dougs favorite events for his favorite charity. The Tenth Annual Desert Chihuahua Challenge is fun for families and dog lovers. A bunch of small dogs dress up in costumes and parade around while off in the corner people are betting on the winner of the race. There are games for the children, food and music. judging of the costumes, and then the big(!) race.
Chihuahua dog races are Saturday, April 27th in the Terlingua Ghost Town to benefit the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend.
Games and Other Events 11:00-1:00
Dog Costume Contest 12:30
Dog Races 1:00 - 4:00
Food and Music all day
All small dog breeds are welcome to attend and participate in the races. For pre-registration, sponsorship, rules, and other information call 371-3147 or 837-7254
Chiliheads are already arriving here in Terlingua, staking out the best campsites and enjoying the "lull before the storm". Two World Championship Chili Cookoffs happen each year at this time, and winners of this years regional cookoffs are competing for the World's Best Chili awards. Several thousand avid chili cooks are expected and the local businesses are putting on extra help for the upcoming rush. Terlingua welcomes the chili cookoffs and we locals are trying our best to make y'all feel comfortable and safe. Come on out to Terlingua and enjoy the World's Finest Chili Cookoffs starting now.