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39th Annual Chili Cook Off

Saturday September 23rd, 2017

11:30am - 3:30pm



The air at the park will be thick with the aroma of tomatoes, beans, peppers and spices. Come join us and experience booth after booth of delicious park-made chili. Tasting will begin at high noon, but come early to enjoy the entertainment and check out the booths. Starting at 11:30 am you can purchase a $10 unlimited chili tasting wrist band and then at noon visit each booth to try their unique and original chili. Tasters will help decide the winners of the People's Choice by casting votes for their favorite.  Voting tokens will be given to the first 1,000 people who purchase a tasting wrist band so don’t bean late!

WANTED: Chili Chefs
Come share your favorite chili recipe. It is free to participate and you must make at least ten gallons of chili at the Cook-Off itself, and have it ready to serve at 12:00pm. Prep work (cutting veggies, etc.) may be done off-site prior to the event. Make lots of chili because voting stops once you run out of chili voting ends for you. We will provide you with the serving cups and spoons, you provide the rest. This is a fun event and free to enter!

Chili Chefs can register at any time. Tent and table reservations start on August 7 at 9am. Call 415-289-4152 for all table and tent reservations. There is a limited quantity so call early if you need a tent/table.

All chefs who register by August 28 will have their team name included on the special Chef Only Apron.

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Prize Categories:
MOST CREATIVE BOOTH: Presentation is everything! Use our Western theme as a starting place and giddy up! Decorate your booth and your people! (no hay bales allowed).
JUDGES’ CHOICE: A panel of judges will help to determine best chili.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Your beans count! Cast your special voting beans for your favorites and cheer them on to victory. To participate in the fun, applications are available click link above. Prizes donated by our fantastic sponsor, Heath Ceramics. The Volunteers in Public Safety (V.I.P.S.) will also be onsite cooking delicious hot dogs for non-chili enthusiasts.

If you have any questions please call Julie Myers 415-289-4198 or email

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