Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off

Friday, September 23rd, 5pm
Town Park


The Chili Cookoff is one of our oldest traditions and we take it seriously! Each Entrant will bring:

  • 1-2 gallons of chili with all the necessary fixins
  • a table and tablecloth
  • a sign with information about their chili or business, or non-profit.


Prizes for these categories!

  • Best Restaurant Style
  • Best Green
  • Best Red
  • Best Meatless
  • Best Exotic
  • People‚Äôs Choice $150



Pricing for Chili Tasting

  • 12 tastes- 2 votes – $10
  • 5 tastes- 1 vote – $5
  • 2 tastes- no vote – $3



Entry Fee:

Fee is $25 per chili



How to Register

  1. Download the registration form from the button below, print it and fill it out, OR
  2. Fill out the online registration below



Make checks out to PELA. Here are 3 options for making a payment:

  1. Mail to: 12999 Minerich Road, Paonia CO 81428
  2. Drop off at The Cirque Boutique on Grand Ave. in Paonia between 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday.
  3. Bring your check on the day of the Cookoff!


Chili Cookoff 2022

Chili Cookoff 2022

Which category you will be competing in?

Please bring a check for $25 written to PELA on the day of the event... or drop one by Cirque Boutique prior to the event. Thank you!!

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