2020 Chili Cook-off

Mar 16 Update: Postponed due to COVID-19

The CDC is recommending gatherings of 50 or more people be postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the well-being of everyone involved, we are abiding by this recommendation and will reschedule this year's Chili Cook-off to a future date (TBD). We wish our entire community the very best of health, and we hope to see you on the new date.

We will be reaching out to sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and entrants to address any issues with your continued involvement with the Cook-off. Thank you for understanding!

Some Like it HOT!

Please join us for the second annual RISE for Families Chili Cook-off fundraiser, graciously presented by our 5-Alarm sponsor, ABA Spectrum! Visit their website to learn more about how ABA Spectrum can help those affected by Autism and other developmental disabilities.

ABA Spectrum logo

Event details

As before, this year's cook-off includes live music, vendor booths, children's activities, a silent auction, and of course free chili! Entries will be judged by the Leander Professional Firefighters Association, with all proceeds benefiting RISE for Families. We have partnered with some amazing local organizations to make the event a fun, positive, and valuable experience for our community.

Join in the fun

All you need to do is show up! We love meeting-and-greeting our community. If you'd like to volunteer to help with the event, please signup using the following form:

Be part of the action

Check out the forms below to enter the contest, register a booth, or sponsor the event:

Thanks for the support

RISE for Families would like to extend a special THANK YOU to our Chuck Wagon sponsors, Community Health & Wellness and HEB Tournament of Champions! Please check out these incredible organizations to learn about the positive impact they have on our community.

Community Health and Wellness logoHEB Tournament of Champions logo


Our mission has always been to help parents of children with special needs. That is to say, it's all about the kids! Another heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our Kids' Activity sponsors who are helping to make this a kid-friendly event: