Escapade Hair-Raising Chili Cook-Off

Hair-Raising Chile Cook-off

We’re bringing back the Hair-Raising Chili Cook-Off!

All money raised during the Cook-Off will be donated to CARE to benefit RVers in need. 

Escapade Chili Cook-Off

When: Thursday 11:45 am

Where: Entertainment Pavilion

Cash Prizes for the Winners!

People’s Choice Award

1st Place – $175

2nd Place -$75

3rd Place – $50

Judged Competition

1st Place -$175

2nd Place – $75

3rd Place – $50

Escapade Chili Cook-Off Prizes

People’s Choice Award

Judging will be done by general attendees. Attendees will be given a small cup of each entry to taste and will vote by donating money to the chili they think is best. They will be allowed to vote for more than one chili and as many times as they wish.

All monies collected will be donated to CARE. The winner of the People’s Choice Award contest will be the chili that collects the most money.  The money will be collected and counted, and the WINNERS will be announced at closing ceremonies.

Attendees will be told that they should vote for the chili based on the following major considerations:
Good chili flavor, texture, consistency, blends of spices, aroma, color, best presentation, booth decorations, and server’s costume and decoration!

Escapade Chili Cook-Off

Judging Competition

Before serving to the general public, chili will be collected and placed into cups with lids and numbered for judging. Three independent judges will taste the chili based on aroma, appearance and taste. A scoring system will be used by the judges to determine the winners.

Winners of both competitions will be announced and awarded their prizes at the Escapade Closing ceremony.

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Contest Rules

  • Chili spiciness should be rated 0 (Mild: “You Call This Chili”), to 5 (Med: “Grows Hair on your Head”) to 10 (Hot! Hot! Hot! “There Should be a Fireman on Duty”) for hotness and spiciness, so that the tasting general public (judges) will not be surprised.

  • Chili is to be brought “ready to eat.”

  • Cooks are to prepare and cook chili in a sanitary manner. (No road kill, please!)

  • Contestants are responsible for supplying all their own utensils & products relating to their chili submission and maintenance of its proper temperature (crockpot, roaster oven, etc.) for serving. SPOONS AND CUPS FOR USE IN SERVING CHILI TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC (People’s Choice Judges) WILL BE PROVIDED. 

  • Each contestant must cook a minimum of six (6) quarts of competition chili. (More you cook, more $ you raise for CARE)

  • Chili booth decorations, props, costumes, battery-powered amplifier, musical instruments, giveaways, and other fun equipment may be used and are encouraged. (Remember, it’s all for fun and CARE!) DECORATING WILL BEGIN AT 11:00 A.M.  CHILI MUST BE READY FOR SERVING AT 11:45 A.M. Check-in with “Chili Center” for table assignment.

  • Each contestant is responsible for policing and cleaning up the area at the end of the contest and removing all items from the area.
    No items shall be left after the close of the cook-off.