In 1982 several Abilene business men became aware of the need that existed at the Abilene Boys Ranch. Since most of these "Good Ole Boys" were chili cookers, it was decided that the way to raise money would be to have a chili cookoff.The Directors and Volunteers are proud to help the ranch by sponsoring the Chili Super Bowl annually on Labor Day weekend in beautiful Buffalo Gap, TX. Hundreds of chili, chicken rib, brisket, beans, chef choice and dessert cooking teams from all over the state come to compete for prize money in excess of over $6600. All cash money is donated by local merchants.Some activities include dancing under the stars on Saturday night. There are food booths and homemade chili cooked by the Taylor County Sheriff Officers Association, Taylor County EMS, and Dyess We Care Team, and volunteers in the Worlds Largest Chili Pot sponsored by H-E-B. Also there are games for the young and old at the kid's place. You could even try some of the cooking teams by purchasing peoples choice tickets, and also there is a live auction on Saturday...We are proud to say the Chili Super Bowl has been able to present over 2 Million dollars to the ranch over the years...