Chili’n bits + pieces


It’s going to be a fun packed day!

We start off the morning with a Street Yoga Slam (9:30-10:30) and Bloody Mary Throw Down – competition for 2013 Best Bloody Mary in East Tosa (9 am-noon).
The Chili Village will be open at 1pm until approx 3 (while supplies last!!).
The Children’s Village, Marketplace (street booths), Beer Garden, and Entertainment/Band will all be open from 11a-5p.
Come on down for great fun and chances to win some great prizes and mingle with awesome people!!



Chili’n could never happen without the our amazing sponsors (see sidebar) and without the help of the community and people like you. If you have 2 hours to spare, we’d love for you to sign up to volunteer for a block of time! Sign up now!!!!



Its not too late to register to cook — It’s not too late to pre-register to compete in the chili cookoff and get the early-bird discount (after September 4th, add $5)

Pricing is as follows:
$25.00 for entry into single category
$40.00 for entry into two categories
$50.00 for entry into all three categories

^^^NEW THIS YEAR: a special discount to Bunzel’s Old Fashioned Meat Market for all registrants!^^^


Q: How large is my space?

A: Approximately 12×12.

Q: What time can I start setting up?

A: We recommend showing up between 8am-9am to start setting up. The festival begins at 11am, but judging and turn-in are not until 1pm.

Q: Can I marinate my meat ahead of time?

A: No. All food *must* be prepared from scratch. “Scratch” is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes (“just add meat” mixes that contain pre-measured spices) are NOT permitted.

Q: Does Chili’n provide electricity for cooks?

A: No. In the past, most cooks have used either camp stoves or turkey fryer-type pots atop a propane burner. We don’t generally recommend generators, as they are pretty loud and its a pretty small space.

Q: Can I decorate?

A: Yes. All cook off participants are encouraged to participate in the showmanship category competition. The goal is to decorate your cooking space to reflect your chili.

Q: What kind of prizes are there?

A: We give trophies for 1st through 3rd place for CASI chili, and ribbons for 4th through 7th. We also give trophies for 1st through 3rd places for homestyle chili, salsa, and the people’s choice award. We give ribbons for 4th through 7th place for showmanship.

Good luck and may the force be with you!!