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Chili Cookoff is Looking for More Teams to Turn Up the Heat

Chili Cookoff is Looking for More Teams to Turn Up the Heat

Think you have a sizzling chili recipe that packs the heat and could take home a prize? Come compete in the 37th Annual Chili Cookoff that’s held every 4th of July at Mitchell Park. The call for entries has been extended so it’s not too late to put a team together. There is more than $2,000 in cash and prizes at stake, plus bragging rights. Entrants receive a stipend of $300-$500 just for participating. You can find the application to participate and get more information here

The public is invited to sample the chili and enjoy this Independence Day tradition in Palo Alto from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is free and attendees can participate in chili tasting and peoples’ choice judging by purchasing their tasting tickets for $5. The first 250 participants who pick-up their pre-purchased tickets will receive a free water canteen. Tickets go fast, so pre-purchasing your tasting tickets early is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased here.


Last Updated: June 7, 2018