Chili Cook-Off

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Get ready to spice things up at the 9th annual Chili Cook-Off. Pinecrest Gardens is hosting the event, and you don’t want to miss out on tantalizing tastes, live country music, line-dancing, mechanical bull, a classic car display, eating contests, and kids’ entertainment.  

If you’re a chili lover, you’ll have the chance to sample chili from the best chili cooks in the International Chili Society (ICS).

GET YOUR APRONS AND CROCKPOTS READY!

 

CALL FOR CHILI MASTERS & PRO COOKS

We are delighted to host returning and new cooks at our beautiful lush botanical garden. This is an International Chili Society sanctioned event.  To apply to participate, your registration will take place through the ICS.  There will be three chili been categories: Red, Verde and Veggie and up to $10,000 in cash awards!

REGISTER TODAY!

HOME COOK CHALLENGE - CALL FOR AMATEUR COOKS!

Amateur cooks with a competitive spirit are invited to battle for the “Best Chili” title and up to $3,500 in cash awards! Entry fee is $25. ICS rules do not apply. The Home Cook Challenge winner will be decided by People’s Choice. Chili aficionados of all ages and the adventurous public will participate in this sampling of original Chili recipes and vote for who has the best home cooked Chili in town! To apply, please contact our Events Department at events@pinecrestgardens.org

Professional and Home Cooks will compete for the "Best Decorated Booth".

 

Thank you to our 2024 presenting sponsor Ed Morse Automotive Group and event partners:

The Chili Cook-Off is made possible through the generosity of presenting sponsor Ed Morse Automotive Group. Additional partners and sponsors include the Village of Pinecrest, ICS, KISS Country 99.9 and Insurco/Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.