Chili Cook-Off - July 13

Our 2019 Chili Cook-Off is an ICS-world qualifier event with 40+ competing chefs!

630 Bartlett in The Village
Saturday, July 13th 11am to 5pm (Tastings close at 3pm)


Entertainment for ALL Ages

Two kids hold a bay goat in a petting zoo
  • ICS-Sanctioned World Qualifier Competition with 40+ cooks competing for over $4,900 Prize Purse and a People’s Choice Competition with a $500 Grand Prize. Tasting Kits available to the public.
  • Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Garden
  • Live Music
  • Kids Land
  • Artisan Marketplace and Food Vendors

Great Music Line-Up

  • Doo Wah Riders @ 12 Noon
  • Born Country @ 2:15pm
  • South of Santa Fe @ 4:15pm

Kids Land Fun!

  • Petting Zoo hosted by Bear Valley Farms
  • Bouncers
  • Craft table
  • And more!

Category Awards

  • Traditional Red Chili: 1st-$1500; 2nd-750; 3rd-250
  • Chili Verde: 1st-500; 2nd-250; 3rd-150
  • Veggie Chili: 1st-500; 2nd-250; 3rd-150
  • Youth Red Chili: 1st-250; 2nd-125; 3rd-75
  • People’s Choice: Winner-500
  • Bear Valley Chili Master: Winner-100

The Bear Valley Chili Master will win the coveted traveling trophy & bragging rights! Eligible to all residents and businesses within 92314, 92315, 92333 and 92386.

Book your vacation now at Destination Big Bear and start planning your adventure.

For Contestants: To enter the competition, go to Chili Registration.
For Vendors: To join our marketplace, go to Vendor Registration.

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