Pflugerville cancels 2020 Chili Pfest, Deutschen Pfest

Chili Pfest is typically held annually in the fall. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Chili Pfest is typically held annually in the fall. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Chili Pfest is typically held annually in the fall. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

The city of Pflugerville announced July 13 that two annual events will not take place in 2020. Both Deutshcen Pfest and Chili Pfest have been called off due to public health concerns around the coronavirus.



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