The 2012 Chili Cookoff has been scheduled for July 21st, please check back as we are updating as information becomes available. THANK-YOU for all the support in 2011, it was a great year for Chili!
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Kalama Chili Cook-off Rules

July 21st 2012 at the Kalama Fairgrounds in Kalama Washington

*Entry Fees**$15
                                                 ALL COOKS SHOULD PRE-REGISTER!

*Categories*Championship “Texas Red Chili”

*Rules**Your Championship “Texas Red Chili” MUST be cooked on site the day of the cook-off from scratch. “Scratch” being defined as starting with raw meat and use your own spices (No Pre-mixed Commercial spices). Red Chili must have NO fillers, beans, rice, pasta, whole peppers or large pieces of vegetables.
*Meat MUST be USDA approved, and arrive with its original container and a date of purchase tag. Meat will be subject to inspection at arrival and must be on ice at/or below 38 degrees. Meat may be Hamburger, “Chili grind”, or cubed.
*Chili must be prepared out in the open, and in as sanitary manner as possible. Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by the head judge, or a designee.
*The head cook must prepare the Chili to be judged, no more then one judging sample can be taken from any one pot. Each cook may turn in only one cup of each style of Chili.
*Chili will be turned in at the place and time designated at the cook's meeting or as otherwise designated by the head judge.
*The winner of the main “Texas Red Chili” contest will be eligible to compete in the 'Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cook-off” in Terlingua, Texas this fall.
*Showmanship will be judged on Theme(originality, etc.), Costume, Booth set-up, Action, and Audience Appeal.
*No guns, pyrotechnics, nudity or lewdness will be allowed.
*Failure to comply with any of these rules can result in disqualification.
* Pre-registration is required this year because of the Health Department new rules and regulations we must abide by.
*Schedule*8:00am Gates open for Chili Cooks.
10:00am Cooks meeting.
1:00pm Championship “Texas Red Chili” Submission.
2:00pm Awards Announced, Prize money, plaques and Ribbons handed out.
5:00- 7:00pm Public Tasting, including Salad and Cornbread $7.