The Terlingua Store Serving Terlingua since 1963

T erlingua Store is a local family owned and operated business, conveniently located on the south side of FM170 at the junction of South County Road in Brewster County, Texas.

N ear the Historical Terlingua Ghostown , We are host to the "Behind the Store", Original Frank Tolbert Chili Cook Off .  Terlingua Store is in an old adobe building with walls two feet thick.  It was built by Mr. White in 1963 and has served as a chihuahuan border trading post for over fifty years.

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Terlingua Store
Highway 170 & South County Rd.
Terlingua, TX 79852

432-371-2487
O n the first Saturday in November each year about 5,000 "chiliheads" converge on Terlingua for the
International Championship Chili Cook-offs .

The first, started in 1967 as a contest both of wit and chili between humorists Wick Fowler and H. Allen Smith, has become a cherished Texas tradition.

The other contest held simultaneously at Rancho CASI
includes individuals and representatives from the
Chili Appreciation Society International.
This page was last updated: October 12, 2013
El Gallo Prieto por Los Pinche Gringos del Norte , Terlingua Chili Cook-off, 2009.
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