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2019 Big Bear Lake Chili Cook-Off Team Registration

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630 Bartlett Road

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Thank you for your interest in competing at the Big Bear Lake 2019 Chili Cook-Off!

  • Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Time: Event Open 11am to 5pm | People's Choice Tasting 11am to 3pm
  • Location: Bartlett Events Area | 630 Bartlett Rd, Big Bear Lake

The Big Bear Visitors Bureau is pleased to host our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. This is an ICS-sanctioned world qualifier event and is open to both professional and amateur cooks.

The event is FREE to attend and we will feature up to 50 cooking contestants, an artisan marketplace, drink garden, live music and a kids land. Space is limited to 50 chefs so check out the details and snag your spot today!

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Over $4,900 in prize money will be awarded to our winners!!


2019 ENTRY FEES & REQUIREMENTS:

We have 4 chili categories this year - Red, Chili Verde, Veggie and Youth Red - and contestants may enter as many categories as they'd like.

  • $40 Each Category (Red, Chili Verde or Veggie)
  • $20 For Youth Red

All participants must bring a minimum of 3 gallons of People's Choice chili (containing beans or pasta) AND 32 ounces of Competition chili.

FOR FREE ENTRY: Bring a minimum of 5 gallons of People's Choice chili (containing beans or pasta) AND 32 ounces of Competition chili, and your entry fee will be refunded on July 13th after you check-in and set-up.

All cooks receive a 10' x 10' space and must bring their own canopy/tent, tables, chairs and supplies. Access to water and electrical is available upon request. Propane and whisper-quiet generators are acceptable.

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations, no shows or early tear-downs.


HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION:

  • Click "Tickets" at the top right of this page and select your desired competition category(ies).
  • Select the quantity per category.
  • Please read the Terms & Conditions of Competition and Waiver of Liability.
  • Complete payment by credit card.

Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with confirmation details.

All contestants must be registered and paid no later than Monday, July 8th to be eligible to compete for the prize purse and awards. If you wish to pay by check or cash, please contact the Big Bear Visitors Bureau at (800) 424-4232 or visit us at 630 Bartlett Road in The Village between 9am to 5pm.

PRIZE & AWARD PAYOUTS:

  • Red Chili - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
  • Chili Verde - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
  • Veggie - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
  • Youth - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
  • People's Choice - Grand Prize $500 plus bragging rights!


All participants must be current ICS members or join the ICS prior to entering this event ($10 for one-time). Please sign-up at https://www.chilicookoff.com/ and register for the Big Bear event.

We look forward to hosting you and sampling your amazing chili!


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Photographers will be present at the event to photograph/video the cook-off for the Visitors Bureau's use in future marketing for Big Bear. By registering for this event, you consent to the use of your voice, name and/or likeness being used in any and all media without notice or compensation.
This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be issued for cancellation or no shows.


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