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Route 66 Casino Hotel Hosts Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The best chili cooks from various states will convene at Route 66 Casino Hotel on Saturday and Sunday during the annual Route 66 Calendar Car Show and Chili Cook-Off & Tasting.

The Southwest Regional Chili Championship Cook-Off will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The New Mexico State Chili Championship Cook Off will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Twenty-five chili cooks from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas will compete for a chance to qualify for the International Chili Society World Championship to be held in October in Palm Springs, Calif.

Also, peruse and enjoy 300 classic cars entered in the Route 66 Calendar Car Show. Car registration will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The event is free to the public. For more information, visit or