The first Sunday of October every year for the past 14 years, Bocas beaches plays host to the most popular social event of the year with the Chili Challenge . 7 to 10 chili teams compete for bragging rights for their chili. Team Showmanship is also is a category that teams dress for and design their booths for a certain crazy theme. For the last 3 years, Skulley’s Beach Bar has played host to the event with live music, t-shirts, coozies and outstanding custom trophies by local artist Julie Jorgensen. Attendance is always around 250 chili heads. One of the many benefits in living here in Bocas is the great social events that everyone looks forward to. World tourist and locals are also learning just what the heck is a chili cookoff? Texas chili seems to be a popular choice for foreign taste buds. Go figure!!!