The 5th Annual Western Days Chili Cookoff in Old Town Temecula is Sunday, May 20th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Square on Main and Mercedes.
For the past two years our People's Choice Chili has sold out in 3 hours as people flock to this International Chili Society Regional Cookoff.
A regional cookoff win means that the Chili Cook advances to the International Competition later this year so we have some of the BEST OF THE WEST at this cookoff.
And your Restaurant can win cash, trophies and bragging rights.
ICS Red Chili:
1st Place $500 & Plaque
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $100
Entry Fee $25 plus 2 gallon of People’s choice
ICS Chili Verde
1st Place $200 & Plaque
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50
Entry Fee $20
(1 pint for judging.
Must be homemade,
Prize 100% payback of entry fee)
1st Place $75 Plaque
2nd Place $50 & ribbon
3rd Place $25 & ribbon
People’s Choice Only
Entry $15 plus 2 gallon of Chili
for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
All Red & Chili Verde, Salsa Contestants must be ICS Members to compete or submit $50 in addition to entry fee for new membership. People’s Choice is open to non-ICS Members in Red Chili category only.
Applications are available at www.temeculacalifornia.com. The event is part of Old Town Temecula's Western Days celebration, with western music, gunfights, pony rides, a petting zoo and hourly wild west shoot outs.