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Jenkintown Chili Cook-Off & Pie-Baking Tournament 2017

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Jenkintown Town Square

350 Leedom Street

Jenkintown, PA 19046

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The event will be held in Jenkintown Town Square on Saturday, October 14, 2017, RAIN OR SHINE.*

*In the event of rain, the contest will be held at Independent Fire Co. at 609 Greenwood Ave.

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Chili Cook-Off Rules

  • Contestants must submit their entries via this website NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M. SATURDAY, October 14, 2017. There is no fee to enter as a chili cook. After cook entries are received, the cook-off will be closed to further entrants.
  • Contestants should be at Town Square in Jenkintown no later than 12:30 P.M. Saturday, October 14, 2017, to check-in and set up.
  • Chili must be prepared, in advance, from raw ingredients compiled by the contestants. In other words, no mixes, no Hormel, no purchased chili.
  • Chili may be made with or without meat or beans. All chilis will compete for a single judges' prize and a single popular choice prize.
  • Contestants should bring a minimum of 3 GALLONS of chili, keeping in mind that the more you bring, the more people will be able to taste it and the more potential votes you will receive.
  • All contestants must provide their own heating apparatus – crockpot, camping stove or canned fuel (i.e. Sterno), and extension cords if needed. Power will be supplied onsite.
  • The Rec Board will provide cups and spoons for samples.
  • Judging will be by both popular vote and by a panel of judges. Each eligible taster (carrying a Rec Board supplied bowl and spoon) will be given three tokens*, which may be used to cast votes by depositing them in the ballot box of the chili table for which they would like to vote. Multiple votes may be cast for the same chili table. In addition, a panel of judges will select one consensus winner from among all the chili tables.
  • A ticket to taste all chili in the compeition is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased at the Rec Board table with cash on the day of the event. Upon purchase of a ticket, an attendee with be given a Rec Board provided sampling bowl and spoon and three tokens* to be used to cast their votes for the popular choice winner by depositing one or more tokens in a bowl placed at each contestant's table.
  • The Judges' Choice Winner will receive a certificate and a $100 prize (in check form).
  • The Popular Vote winner will receive a certificate, a $100 prize (in check form), and having been judged the superior chili from among all chili tables by popular vote, shall be crowned the 2017 Chili King or Queen of Jenkintown and receive the coveted Golden Ladle.
*ONE additional token will be provided to tasters who donate one or more canned goods to Loaves & Fishes.

Pie-Baking Tournament Rules

  • Contestants may submit their entries via this website or at the Rec Board table NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M. SATURDAY, October 14, 2017. There is no fee to enter a pie in the tournament. After pie entries are received, the tournament will be closed to further entrants.
  • Each entered pie will be judged in a bracket format whereby a single judge will determine a winner between two pies facing off in a given round based on the judge's appreciation of taste, texture, visual appeal, and general yumminess. The winner will advance to the next round. This process will continue until one pie has made it through all rounds and its baker stands alone as the 2017 Pie Champion of Jenkintown.
  • Each round of judging will be performed by a different judge chosen randomly from eligible attendees of the Chili Cook-Off. Attendees may opt-in to the pool of pie judges at the time they buy their chili tasting ticket.
  • Contestants will be responsible for bringing appropriate pie slicing and serving utensils.
  • The Rec Board will provide paper plates and forks for pie samples.
  • The winner of the Pie Baking Tournament will receive a certificate, FREE tickets to the Hiway theater, and having been judged the superior pie baker from among all entered contestants in the tournament, shall be recognized as the 2017 Pie Champion of Jenkintown and receive the coveted Golden Pie Server.
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