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

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Annual Chili Cookoff

Photos from the 2013 Cookoff by Dan Ransom

The 17th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting will be
Saturday, May 10, 2014

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 2014
Begins 1/15/14

Go to entry forms by clicking on the menu bar above

There are still 1 spots available!
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Tickets for the event available online until 8:30 AM 5/10/14 or at the gate.

Behren's 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 2014


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

NO dogs please!


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The Winners of the 2013 Chili Cookoff Were...

*** Grand Champions ***
Trader Joe's Petaluma!!!

Grand Champion - Trader Joes

Most Spirited Team Krazy Kelts
Best Chili Display Washington Sq. Veterinarian
Best Salsa Display Active 20-30
Best Costumes Hayward Firefighters
Best Booth        Pineapple Express
Firemen's Ax Award Santa Rosa Fire Department
Picture Credits Dan Ransom

Judge’s Chili Award Individuals
1. Pineapple Express
2. Big Belly Chili  
3. KGB Warriors
. Pineapple Express
Judge’s Chili Award Restaurant

1. Taps
2. The BBQ Spot   
3. Petaluma Market

Judge’s Chili Awards Business

1. Trader Joe's Petaluma
2. Washington Sq. Veterinarian
3. Exchange Bank

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

1. Liberty Independent Living
2. Santa Rosa Fire
3. Hayward Fire Department                  

Liberty Independent Living
Judge’s Award Vegetarian Chili

1. Rotaract Club
2. Whole Foods Market
3. Big Belly Vegetarian Chili

1. Rotaract Club
Judge’s Award Traditional Salsa
1. Whole Foods Market
2. Krazy Kelts
3. Tree Huggin' Hippie Salsa
Whole Foods Market
Judge’s Award Fruit Salsa


1. Beyond the Glory
2. Active 20-30 Club
3. Trader Joe's Petaluma

Beyond the Glory
People’s Choice Award Meat Chili
1. Krazy Kelts
2. Liberty Independent Living
3. Run to the John & Mike
Krazy Kelts
People’s Choice Award Vegetarian Chili
1. Rotaract Club   
2. Big Belly Chili
3. Tree Huggin' Hippie Veggie Chili
Rotaract Club
People’s Choice Award Salsa
1. Krazy Kelts
2. Beyond the Glory Fruit Salsa
3. Ring O' Fire
Krazy Kelts
People’s Choice Award Beer

1. Lagunitas
2. Taps
3. St. Florians

2012 Firemen's Ax Award
Santa Rosa Fire Department   
Santa Rosa Fire Department 

  The Judges (more about the judges, click here)  

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

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