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We open our doors and welcome you to join us as we celebrate the best of the Texas Hill Country and Camp Lucy in our ongoing events calendar which showcases on-property events that are open to the public.

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December 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Christmas Chili Cook-Off

Family-friendly Chili Cook-Off featuring photos with Santa, holiday-themed cocktails, live music, shopping, and more!


Camp Lucy is excited to present its second annual Christmas Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, December 4, from 3 to 6 p.m. The family-friendly event will bring the joy of the holiday season to the Texas Hill Country’s full-scale luxury resort in the form of a culinary competition between skilled chefs and chili enthusiasts, who will all be cooking for a good cause. Attendees can expect a sampling of chili galore, live music from Shinglers, seasonal cocktails, photos with Santa, plus a holiday market with an ornament class led by Broad Clubhouse Studio.

Amazing chefs and chili aficionados will compete for a trophy and bragging rights, while holiday cheer & festive programming takes over the property

The cook-off is in partnership with Nine Banded Whiskey and will benefit Helping Hands, providing the community of Dripping Springs with a framework of compassionate care designed to assist neighbors in times of need.

This year, the Christmas Chili Cook-Off will be hosted at Sacred Oaks, which is the part of a 282-acre property at Camp Lucy that features a stunning terraced outdoor ceremony site canopied by a grove of illuminated ancient oaks and lush great lawn. There will be a full bar located inside and outside, where Nine Banded Whiskey has created signature cocktails for the event. Curated brews sponsored by Twisted X will be available.

The holiday market will include stocking-stuffer shopping, the ornament making class, a S’mores station paired with the option of a whiskey tasting, a hot chocolate bar, live music, and Santa. A special kid’s area will be designated outside on the lawn, where visitors can stroll by and find the chili contestants, cocktail tables and lawn games.

For those looking to support the cause and get into the holiday spirit, tickets are $70 for those 21 and up and $45 for those under 21 and can be purchased at the link here.

Thank you to all of our wonderful partners.

PRESENTING PARTNER | Nine Banded Whiskey

PARTNERS | Twisted X Brewing


CHEF | Robby Bauer from Tillie’s

CHEF | Mike Vega from Camp Lucy

CHEF | Jacob Hall from Hall’s Patio BBQ

CHEF | Robert Alvarado from Treaty Oak

CHEF | Daniel Barnes & Elias from Treat Oak

CHEF | Suzanne Knudson from Camp Dude BBQ

CHEF | Lance Eaker from Eaker BBQ

CHEF | Ben McBride from Heritage Seafood


Shopping + Ornament class | Broad Clubhouse Studios

Santa’s Helpers | Epic Entertainment

December 4, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$45 – $70