Do you think you make the best chili in Ward County? Come out to the Cook Car Chili Challenge on Saturday, June 16, starting at 1 PM, and find out! 

This event, which highlights the Cook Car at our Pioneer Village Historical Museum, is free to the public, but freewill donations are accepted and appreciated as they help us maintain the Museum. 

Teams can enter their chili for a $15 entry fee. Those in attendance can vote on their favorite chili and the winner will get half of the Chili entry fees; the other half will go to the Ward County Historical Society. 

To Register: 

  1. Send an e-mail to with your name and telephone number.

  2. Then, submit your $15 entry fee by using PayPal on the right. (We will also accept entry fees the day of the event.)

  3. Teams must be registered by 5 p.m., Friday, June 15, with entry fees paid before the contest begins.