¡Bienvenidos! Paella Lovers United, in association with:

is pleased to announce our NEW spring time competition in Port Aransas Texas. Same great, fun experience, but with a beach. Ticket go on sale soon.

Call For Port Aransas Teams!

Currently, we are promoting our new event with a “Call For Port Aransas Teams” in Port Aransas Texas. That is, we are requesting that any and all teams wishing to compete in the Spring 2020 event do so now. There are limited slots available so reserve your team position now!


What to Expect and other Information

Paella Lovers United Annual Cook-off is an outdoor, open wood-fire paella (Austin event only) cook-off between competing teams. Join around 1000 other foodies at one of Austin’s most beloved event venues, picking the perfect spot for your blanket and chairs under shady Texas oak trees or lazily watching the buzz of the festival from one of the many stone tables at the heart of the grounds. With your entry ticket you will have:

  • Access throughout the afternoon to a choice of beverages.
  • Stunning community paellas cooked by organizers, local chefs, and friends.
  • Treats and bites from our incredible Sponsors.
  • Live music, DJ, and Flamenco dancers to entertain throughout the day.

General Information

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Paella Lovers United annual Cookoff in Austin is a BYOB event.

All attendees are invited to watch the cook-off competition up close and are encouraged to wander among the live-fires and sizzling pans for three competing heats of paellas, either keeping flavors traditional or what we lightheartedly call ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ After judging of each of the heats, we open all of the cook-off paellas to the public for tasting. By nature of the size of the festival, not every attendee will have the opportunity to taste competition paellas, but watching the judging and waiting with much anticipation to try the results of the competition is a favorite draw for many.

Paella Lovers United is a GREEN Event

Paella Lovers United strives to improve on our sustainability efforts each year. Last year we diverted 60% of our waste from landfills. Please join us in our efforts to reach 90% diversion this year. Click below to find out how.

Sorry, there are no refunds.