Join us in Historic Downtown Cottage Grove and enter your favorite chili against your friends and neighbors in this year’s cook off! There will be prizes, music and fun for all! Start thinking now how you will decorate for a chance to win the MOST FESTIVE BOOTH Award! Awards will ALSO be given for the JUDGES CHOICE and have a say in the PEOPLE'S CHOICE by voting for your favorite! Contestants are encouraged to provide “extras” to serve with the chili (i.e. cheese, onions, crackers, etc.) and decorate as there will also be an award for the "MOST FESTIVE BOOTH." Download the Rules and Entry Form, pick one up at the Chamber office located at 700 E. Gibbs, or give us a call (541) 942-2411 and request one to be emailed to you. Most Important .…Have LOTS of fun!!!
Here's how it works
Once the chili is ready, tasting kits can be purchased at the information booth. Each kit includes three tasting cups, one voting ticket, a spoon & napkin. Those who purchase the kits will present a tasting cup for a taste of chili at the chili booth(s) of their choice. The public must present an unused tasting cup for each taste. Tasting cups are not allowed to be reused. For every three tastes, the public gets one vote for their favorite. The more tasting kits purchased, the more chili gets tasted, and the more votes get cast! Chili is also collected for judging by a panel of judges and awards are presented at the end of the day. We hope to see you there!
Booth Set up begins
11:00 am Chili ready for tasting
Noon Chili collected for tasting by the Judges
12:30 pm Judges tasting begins
3:00 pm People's Choice ballots collected
3:30 pm Awards presentation
2018 Chili Cook Off Sponsors: