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ASU Sets Annual Red Dirt Roundup

October 05, 2012

Angelo State University will host its annual Red Dirt Roundup on Friday, Oct. 12, in front of the Centennial Village Commons Building, 2675 W. Ave. N.

The southwestern-themed chili cook-off will begin at 7 p.m. and is open free to the public.  Chili chefs from across campus will prepare their dishes to be sampled by the judging committee, which will name Top Chili and People’s Choice award winners.  The group with the best decorated booth will win the Showmanship award.

Entry into the competition is free, and chili cookers will be asked to open their pots to attendees at the Roundup.

“It is a great campus event with lots of entertainment,” said Matthew Lombardo, Centennial Village student hall director.

Between 300 and 400 people attended last year’s cook-off.  Plans for this year will include “surprises” and live music.

“Red Dirt” refers to the color of soil found in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, and a style of country music popular in both states.  Red Dirt festivals mainly revolve around the music, but can include other activities typically found at community festivals.

The ASU Red Dirt Roundup is sponsored by the Housing and Residential Programs Office as well as Centennial Village and Carr Hall residence halls.

For more information on the roundup or to enter the chili cook-off, call Centennial Village at 325-942-2576.


Centennial Village Residence Hall