Chili Competitors

If you love cooking chili and think yours is the best, get a team together and sign up - this chili cook-off is for you!  Anyone can sign up!!!!

Cash Prizes for:

1st Place - $1,000

2nd Place - $500

3rd Place - $250

People's Choice - $1,000  

Best Decorated Booth - $200

Public Entry fee is $35 and a minimum of 4 gallons of chili. (hint:  the more chili the more people to taste your chili and vote for your chili)

Public Service teams (fire departments, police departments, etc) do not have to pay an entry fee, but still provide at least 4 gallons of chili for public sampling.

To sign up please download our  Chili application or online

Last year we had more than 3,000 attendants, so feel free to bring more.  The "Peoples Choice" award will be voted by the public that will be sampling your chili.  If you run out of chili too soon, someone might miss tasting your great recipe and not vote for you.

Set-up before 10:30AM on March 11, 2017. You will be provided a table and 2 chairs. Bring a tent!  Your chili can be partially cooked ahead of time or all cooked on site (just have it warm and ready by 11:30). Any type of chili is welcome (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian, beans, etc). You must keep the chili at an adequate heat.  Judging samples will be picked up at noon.

We can provide a volunteer to serve your chili to attendees if you request one, and all cups and spoons will be provided.

We are excited to announce that our celebrity judges will be awarding a trophy to the team that has the best Habitat for Humanity theme. Think hard hats, hammers, volunteers, windows, doors, etc. Costumes, decorations and fun are strongly encouraged!

 
 
 

Backyard Chili Competitors

If you love cooking chili and think yours is the best, get a team together and sign up - the Backyard Competition is for you!

There are limited spots, so reserve your spot in our competition today!

1st Place - $150

2nd Place - $100

3rd Place - $50

Set-up before 10AM on Jan. 23, 2016. You will be provided a table and 2 chairs. Your chili can be partially cooked ahead of time or all cooked on site prior to 11AM. Any type of chili is welcome (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian, etc.)

At least 6 gallons of chili are required for tasting. We will provide a volunteer to serve your chili to attendees if you request one, and all cups and spoons will be provided.

We are excited to announce that our celebrity judges will be awarding a trophy to the team that has the best Habitat for Humanity theme. Think hard hats, hammers, volunteers, windows, doors, etc. Costumes, decorations and fun are strongly encouraged!

or Register by mail

*Please note: Contestants may only register for one competition.

For accommodation information, please refer to “Location”.

For questions e-mail Ansley Wales or Karen Tiner at questions@chiliinthepark.com.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Amateur Competition:

Are we only allowed to have 6 gallons of chili?

We require 6 gallons of chili, but the more the better as we are expecting a big turnout!

What is the booth competition theme?

Your best Habitat for Humanity in the Park theme! Think hard hats, hammers, volunteers, etc.!

 

backyard - relay for life

 

2016 People's Choice Winner!

2016 People's Choice Winner!

 

Frequently Asked Questions for the Amateur Competition:

Are we only allowed to have 6 gallons of chili?
We require 4 gallons of chili, but the more the better as we are expecting a big turnout!

What is the booth competition theme?
Your best Habitat for Humanity in the Park theme! Think hard hats, hammers, volunteers, etc.!

Can it be white chili?
Yes! Any kind of chili goes for amateur teams.

Can the meat, mushrooms onions, etc be cooked at home and then kept separate until we get there to put together?
Yes, no problem!

What is provided to us? i.e bowls, sampling cups, cutlery, napkins, etc. or do we provide that?
We will provide everything needed for sampling. You just need to have a spoon to serve the chili.

Are we only serving samples or do we also serve bowls to people?
Only samples in 2 ounce tasting cups.

Would we be able to provide things like face-painting, handing out balloons, etc to people/kids?
Sure! We will have activities for families, but if your team wants to join in the fun - go for it!

How accessible is electricity?
Electricity is available and running water!

Can we pick our spot to set up?
We will have spots preassigned.

What time do we need to be set up?
You must be set up by 10:30AM. There will be music and fun as early as 9AM if you want an early start.

For questions e-mail Karen Tiner at mailto:tinerline@aol.com.