Event DetailsDates: 1/28/2023
7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd. Fort Smith, AR
Holidays are over, it's cold, and we want our chili! The Annual Chili Cook-Off is a fun time for everyone to enjoy some of the best chili in the River Valley, and of course, find out who can usurp the reigning champion.
This year we're doing another free for all, all chili types are accepted! Red Chili, White Chili, Green Chili, any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with red chili peppers, various spices, beans, and non-vegetable fillers such as rice and pasta are ALL allowed. Preference is not given to either cut meat, ground meat, shredded meat, or cubed meat. We really want to see everyone's craft and creativity without limitations.
For those who wish to taste the chili but not submit a chili, the cost is $10 in advance or $20 at the door. All you can eat. We do recommend pacing yourself!
There is a $15 entry fee to submit a chili. (Limit of 4 chilis/contestant)
Grand Prize - $200, Brewery T-Shirt, 64oz Growler and Fill, and opportunity to have your chili sold at the Brewery as a menu item.
Second Prize - $50, 64oz Growler and Fill
Third Prize - 64oz Growler and Fill
People's Choice - $200 Brewery T-Shirt, 64oz Growler and Fill, and opportunity to have your chili sold at the Brewery as a menu item.
You'll be expected to provide at least 5 quarts of chili and have your chili ready at 12 noon, Jan 28th. You may prepare the chili at home or set up early and prepare the chili at the brewery.
Doors open at 10 am to get set up unless you contact us and need special assistance. Tables with a minimum space of 3' x 3'x will be provided. Extension cords, plates, spoons, and napkins will be provided as well. You will be responsible for the presentation of your overall table and chili. You may bring whatever else you like to "enhance" the experience for the tasters.
* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.