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

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Annual Chili Cookoff

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Photos from the 2016 Cookoff by Dan Ransom

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See this video compliments of Positively Petaluma

The 20th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1- 5 PM rain or shine

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

Chili, Salsa and Beer Tasting $45

Signing up teams for 2017 in January
Go to entry forms after January 15, 2017 by clicking on the menu bar above


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Tickets for the event available online until 8:30 AM 5/6/17 or at the gate.

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

(Excuse me - Where is Behrens 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 2017


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

NO dogs please!


Thanks to Wayne Dunbar and Positively Petaluma for this good time video of the 2016 Chili Cook-off, Salsa & Beer Tasting







The Winners of the 2016
Chili Cook-off, Salsa and Beer Tasting!!!

Grand Champions



Most Spirited Team Sax's Joint
Best Chili Display Sarah's Eats and Sweets
Best Salsa Display Ass on Fire
Best Costumes Goldridge Fire Dept.
Best Booth        Samuel Heights Low Brow
Firemen's Ax Award Goldridge Fire Dept.
Picture Credits Dan Ransom

Judge’s Chili Award Individuals
1. Poco Borracho
2. Samuel Heights Lowbrow Chili  
3. Some Girls, Their Uncle, His Kids...

Poco Borracho

Judge’s Chili Award Restaurant

1. Brasil BBQ
2. Sarah's Sweets and Eats   
3. Brewsters Beer Garden

Brasil BBQ

Judge’s Chili Awards Business

1. Trader Joe's
2. Argus Courier
3. Kurt'z Kreations

Trader Joe's

Judge’s Chili Award Service Organization

1. Goldridge Fire Department
2. Liberty Independent Living
3. Homeward Bound of Marin                 

oldridge Fire Department
Judge’s Award Vegetarian Chili

1. Preferred Sonoma Caterers
2. Bellyfull Dinners
3. Tree Huggin' Hippies

Judge’s Award Traditional Salsa
1. Fat Kid
2. Mr. Pyro's
3. Krazy Kelts
Fat Kid
Judge’s Award Fruit Salsa


1. Bellyfull Dinners
2. Spring Hill Ranch
3. Brew It Up

Belly Full


People’s Choice Award Meat Chili


1. Homeward Bound of Marin
2. Exchange Bank
3. Sax's Joint

Homeward Bound of Marin
People’s Choice Award Vegetarian Chili
1. Preferred Sonoma Caterers   
2. Sarah's Eats and Sweets
3. Friendly Chili
Preferred Sonoma Caterers
People’s Choice Award Salsa
1. Mr. Pyro's
2. Krazy Kelts
3. Samuel Heights Lowbrow
Mr. Pyro's
People’s Choice Award Beer

1. Petaluma Hills
2. Hen House


Petaluma Hills
2014 Firemen's Ax Award
Goldridge Fire Department   
Goldridge Fire Department 


The Judges (click here)

Francis Rivertti
Wayne Dunbar
Steve Jaxton
Marie McCusker
Laurie Figone
Pete Lopez
Joe Tucker

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