Chili Cook-Off


Get ready to spices 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, 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). And, if you’re feeling competitive, both professional cooks and amateurs – in this case, first responders – are encouraged to enter the friendly cooking competition. 

Check back for more information: The Pinecrest Gardens team is already working to cook-up a fun time for the whole family.


Professional 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: Chili Salsa, Chili Verde, Chili Red.

Thank you to our 2023 presenting sponsor and 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, Panter, Panter, & Sampedro, KISS Country 99.9 and Insurco/Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.