Celebrate the 140th anniversary of the town with the funny name at the 41st annual Flatonia Czhilispiel Festival. The event, popular for its “czhili” and barbecue cook-off, also draws quite a crowd for its music lineup, and this year should be no exception.

Czhilispiel 41 will be held in downtown Flatonia on October 25 through October 27, 2013. Festival goers will enjoy a stellar lineup headlined by the Oklahoma Red-Dirt band, Turnpike Troubadours, with Cody Johnson Band as their opening act. For those looking for more traditional sounds, the Ennis Czech Boys will bring their style of polka, and Cajun fiddler Wade Benson Landry will bring someLouisianaflavor to Czhilispiel this year.

Guests will enjoy several other noteworthy performances throughout the weekend in the giant tented biergarten. The full line-up includes:

Friday, October 25, 2013

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Tim Hall Band

9:30 PM - Midnight: Doc West & The Ramblin Kind

Saturday, October 26, 2013

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Ennis Czech Boys

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Trevor Cole Band

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: The Damn Quails

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM: Cody Johnson Band

11:00 PM - 12:30 AM: Turnpike Troubadours

Sunday, October 27, 2013

10:00 AM - Noon: D'Vine Testament

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Wade Benson Landry

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: The Original Velvets

Registration is now open for cook-off teams, and weekend activities. Czhilispiel tickets and carnival passes will be available online soon. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit the Flatonia Chamber’s Czhilispiel website at www.czhilispiel.com or call the Flatonia Chamber office at (361) 865-3920.

Flatonia,Texasis located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Texas State Highway 95, about midway betweenHoustonandSan Antonio.