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Hays County 7th Annual

Emergency Preparedness Fair

"Prep Like A Pro"

When disaster strikes, be your own professional.

TOP DAWG Chili Cook-off
Community competing for a cause.
Proceeds benefit the Hays County Fire Chief's Association.

For rules, registration and entry fee payment,
scan the QR code below: 

Open to the public: the TOP DAWG Chili Cook-off!  Individuals/companies will compete for cash prizes. Local first responders will compete for the Top Chili Dawg award. Judges will choose the winner and there is a People's Choice Award as well! See cook-off rules here.

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The Hays County Emergency Preparedness Fair is an event that aims to help area residents be ready for just about any emergency. The fair, hosted by the Hays County Office of Emergency Services (OES), brings together vendors, first responders, and other emergency preparedness experts for a day of how-tos and demonstrations along with children's activities, food trucks, live music, a silent auction and raffle, plus much more. 


Join us for the 7th Annual Preparedness Fair in 2024. We look forward to seeing you there!

This Year's Fair is on Saturday

September 14, 2024

Get the shirt!

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We're selling a limited quantity of TOP DAWG Chili Cook-off shirts - all proceeds benefit Hays County Fire Chief's Association. T-shirts generously sponsored by Cawley Group.

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2023 Silent Auction

As part of the Emergency Preparedness Fair on Sept. 9, 2023, there was a silent auction. Funds raised benefit the Hays County Area Fire Chiefs Association.


Thank you to all of the businesses that donated so many wonderful items for the auction! And congrats to all the folks who won their bids!


A Bidding Owl account is easy to create!

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Thanks to our 2023 
Title Sponsor

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TOP DAWG Chili Cook-off

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First Place Winner: Sweet & Salty ESD 6 (North Hays Fire Department)

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People's Choice Winner: ESD 5 Fire Truck Chili (Kyle Fire Department)

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Honorable Mention: ESD 2 Firehouse Chili (Buda Fire Department)

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2023 Raffle

Proceeds from raffle tickets benefit BR3T

Below are a few samples of the many cool items!

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2023 Vendor and Guest List

Pics from 2023

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