Saturday, February 17, 2018
Old Apron Factory
2077 S. Jefferson (South Hwy 19), Monticello, FL
Open to the Public 5pm to 7pm
Dance to the Chaotics featuring Bill and Lissa Moon who will be performing from 5 PM to 10 PM.
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Admission – Adults $8
Children ages 5-12 $5
Ages 4 and under FREE!
The Chaotics Dance
Dance from 7:00PM to 10 PM
Win Prizes for the Best Chili in a Number of Categories
The Best Overall Chili winner will represent the Chamber of Commerce in the Perry-Taylor County Chili Challenge on April, 2018.
awarded to the Most Unusual Entry
Half the $ Pot
During the People’s Choice Competition, spectators will vote for their favorites by placing money in the team provided collection bowl in front of the entry. The Chili Challenge entry with the most $$ collected wins half of all money collected in their pot.
The Best Decorated competitors’ booth will also win a cash prize of $50.
Entry Fee for Cookers – $25
Once you submit your application below, you will recieve and email with the link for Payment. Or you can find the Entry Fee Product on the “Shop” page from the menu above.
Rules & Regulations
- Chili is defined as any kind of tomato sauces, meat, combination of meats, cooked with red or green chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients, including, but not limited to beans and pasta.
- Chili Challenge entries should be pre-cooked, completely prepared and ready to serve prior to judging at 4:30 pm.
- You can start setting up and cooking at 3:00 pm.
- Judging of Chili Challenge entries will be conducted during a 30 minute period from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
- Serving of Chili Challenge entries to the public begins at 5:00 pm.
- Chili Challenge entries may be kept warm by the use of Crock Pots or other devices during the contest.
- Contestants are responsible for providing their own 4X4ft tables, chili containers, utensils, serving spoons or ladles and any sides (crackers, cheese, sour cream, bread, etc.) as they wish.
- Contestants should bring their own power strips and extension cords.
- Each contestant must cook and provide a minimum of two gallons of chili at the time the contest begins for judging and serving purposes.
- Each contestant will be assigned a contestant number by the Chili Challenge committee and must provide at least three 2-ounce samples of chili for the judging panel in a pre-marked cup with that contestant’s number displayed on the outside. (Contestant Committee will provide containers for this.)
- Judging will be determined on the following major considerations:
- taste (combination of meats, peppers, spices, etc. with no particular ingredient being dominant, but rather a blend of flavors)
- good flavor
- consistency (ratio between sauce and meat, i.e. not dry, watery, grainy, lumpy, or greasy)
- blend of spices
- Bowls and spoons for serving attendees will be provided by the Chili Challenge Committee.
Can you make better chili than a rival organization? Challenge them to a cook-off! The losing organization chooses something it will do for the winner… buy lunch, give an office supply gift certificate, sing a song, wash cars, present a prize, give them water balloons… whatever you can think of that will be fun.
We’ve added this Organization Challenge to “spice up” the competition and mix it up with good-hearted fun! So don’t be a stick-in-the-mud!
- City Council vs County Commission
- Property Appraiser vs Clerk of Court
- EDC vs TDC
- Historical Association vs Main Street
- Kiwanis vs Rotarty
- Woman’s Club vs Altrusa
- Sheriff’s Office vs Police Department
- Avera-Clarke House vs John Denham House
- Daffodale House vs The Cottage
- FMB vs Capital Bank
- Boy Scouts vs Girl Scouts
- Episcopal Church vs Methodist Church
- Baptist Church vs Presbyterian Church
- Jefferson Arts Gallery vs Monticello Opera House
- TMH vs Gerry Specialty Clinic
- Volunteer Fire Dept vs JCFR
Make up your own Challenge! Let the Chamber know by filling in the form below.