Annual New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Cookoff at Winery

Monday 24th, December 2018 / 13:15 Written by
Annual New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Cookoff at Winery

Annual New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Cookoff at William Chris Vineyards

William Chris Vineyards will be hosting their Annual New Year’s Day party featuring a distinctly southern BlackEyed Pea Cookoff at the vineyard in Hye, Texas on Tuesday, January 1.

The festivities start at 1:00 p.m. and the ticket price for general admission is $25 and will include a new year’s toast for adults, plenty of blackeyed peas and live music. Children over 12 will require a ticket. The event will also feature an eating competition, and those who want to participate will be able to sign up the day of. Tickets will be available for purchase online at
Annual New Year's Day
Want to enter the cookoff$50 per entry, includes an official blackeyed pea cookoff Apron. Entrants must prepare a dish at home based on BlackEyed Peas and must have it ready by set-up time at 12:00 p.m. on January 1st. Those participating in the contest need to make sure there is enough for 100 samples. In addition to a bottle of William Chris Vineyards wine, the grand prize winner will receive $500; 2nd place will receive $200; and 3rd place will receive $50.

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On January 1st join us for our NEW YEAR’S DAY PARTY!  We’ve got a distinctly southern cookoff planned that’s sure to bring everyone plenty of good luck in the year ahead.

The festivities start at 1 p.m. giving you plenty of time to sleep off New Year’s Eve shenanigans. Come get your obligatory black-eyed peas and have a little Texas-grown “hair of the dog” while you’re at it. Glass and bottle service will be available.

Annual New Year's Day

Admission includes:

  • A new year’s toast with our winemakers
  • Sampling of all black-eyed peas with one vote to cast for your favorite
  • Live music

Children 12 and up require a ticket.

Annual New Year's Day

Your $50 contest entry fee includes:

  • Admission for two cooks
  • A commemorative New Year’s apron for each chef
  • One vote per participant for your favorite dish
  • New Year’s toast with William Chris wine
  • A sampling of all entries


Entrants must prepare a dish based on Black-Eyed Peas. Teams must prepare enough for 200 1 oz sample cupsFirst prize gets $500 and a case of William Chris wine, there will also be cash and merchandise prizes for our second and third place teams.

View the complete rules and regulations here.

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