The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, and Beer Tasting

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Annual Chili Cookoff

Photos from the 2014 Cookoff by Dan Ransom

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The 18th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting will be
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1- 5 PM rain or shine

Chili & Salsa $25
Kids under 12 $10, under 5 free

Chili, Salsa and Beer Tasting $40

Signing up for 2015
Begins 1/15/15

Go to entry forms by clicking on the menu bar above

There are still 40
Chili/Salsa Challenger spots available!

Become a Chili Facebook Fan

Tickets for the event available online until 8:30 AM 5/10/14 or at the gate.

Behrens Park, Herzog Hall, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA

(Excuse me - Where is Behren's Park?)

Benefits the Cinnabar Theater Children's Programs

Beer tasting with many of the best breweries in the Bay Area!
Email us to be included for 2015


Sample different kinds of chili and salsa
made by the best chili and salsa chefs in the Bay Area

NO dogs please!









The Winners of the 2014
Chili Cook-off, Salsa and Beer Tasting!!!

Grand Champions

Poco Borracho

Poco Boracho

Most Spirited Team Sax's Joint
Best Chili Display Hen House Chili
Best Salsa Display Black & Cheese
Best Costumes Bellyful Dinners
Best Booth        Hayward Fire Deptartment
Firemen's Ax Award Santa Rosa Fire Department
Picture Credits Dan Ransom

Judge’s Chili Award Individuals
1. Poco Boracho
2. Black & Cheese  
3. Some Girl & Her Uncle
Poco Boracho
Judge’s Chili Award Restaurant

1. Taps
2. Beyond The Glory   
3. Sax's Joint

Judge’s Chili Awards Business

1. Trader Joe's Petaluma
2. Exchange Bank
3. North Bay Smiles

Trader Joe's Petaluma
Judge’s Chili Award Service Organization

1. Santa Rosa Fire
2. San Antonio Volunteer Fire
3. Hayward Fire Department                  

Santa Rosa Fire
Judge’s Award Vegetarian Chili

1. Tree Huggin' Hippie Veggie
2. Rotaract Veggie Chili
3. Bellyfull Veggie Chili

Tree Huggin' Hippie Veggie
Judge’s Award Traditional Salsa
1. Some Girl and her Uncle
2. Tree Huggin Hippie Salsa
3. Crazy Kelts

Some Girl and her Uncle
Judge’s Award Fruit Salsa


1. Bellyfull Dinners
2. Pub Republic
3. Petaluma Market

Bellyfull Dinners
People’s Choice Award Meat Chili
1. Petaluma Market
2. Run to the John & Mike
3. Sax's Joint
Petaluma Market
People’s Choice Award Vegetarian Chili
1. Rotaract Club Veggie   
2. Bellyfull Dinners Veggie
3. Big Belly Veggie
Rotaract Club Veggie
People’s Choice Award Salsa
1. Crazy Kelts Salsa
2. Bellyfull Dinners Salsa
3. Rotaract Salsa
Crazy Kelts Salsa
People’s Choice Award Beer

1. Petaluma Hills
2. Lagunitas
101 North

Petaluma Hills
2014 Firemen's Ax Award
Santa Rosa Fire Department   
Santa Rosa Fire Department 

Judges   Judges   Judges   Judges

The Judges (more about the judges, click here)


Trophies designed by "Glory"
and the Sculpture and Art Classes at
St. Vincent's High School

Ray Johnson

This event is dedicated to the memory of Ray Johnson
Ray became a member of the Cinnabar family in 1992 when he attended a performance of Man of La Mancha and fell in love with our theater ad the people in it. He was a booster, patron, subscriber and two-time member of the Board of Directors. He never missed a special event if he was in town, and became director of volunteers for the Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa and Beer Tasting

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