Welcome to the 23rd Annual Great Rotary Chili Cookoff & Beerfest

Benefiting many local charities, the Chili Cookoff has a NEW VENUE:

NEWPARK MALL

2086 Newpark Mall in Newark (map)
main parking lot between Macy's and Sears

Sunday October 5th from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM

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Live Music: There will be live music featuring The California Cowboys. The Cowboys have appeared on concert billings with such country favorites as Alabama, The Judds, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, George Jones, Joe Diffe, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Bellamy Brothers, Pam Tillis, Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many other country stars.

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Great Food & Drink: More than 20 varieties of Chili, great food and plenty of cold drinks including Beer, Wine and Margaritas. There will be snacks and activities for kids. It’s fun for the whole family!

Get Involved: Become a Sponsor, Volunteer, Vendor, or Chili Maker! There's plenty of opportunity to help us raise much needed funds for our local charities. Check out the Sponsor and Participate links above to find out more on how you can help.

TASTING TICKETS:

$8 per person advance registration
$10 at the gate -
Booklet Includes: Six tasting tickets, one voting ticket and lots of coupons.

(Advance purchase booklet will be picked up at the
Will-Call booth on day of the event)

 

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2013 Winners

The Chili Cookoff Steering Committee would like to thank EVERYONE who helped support the 2013 event. Kudos to the thousands of attendees, hundreds of volunteers, and scores of chili makers, vendors, entertainers, firefighters, police, donors, and our GENEROUS SPONSORS!

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Congratulation to our winners:

  • People's Choice Award:
    1st: (212 votes) Niles Fremont Fire Station #2,
    2nd: (186 votes) Fremont Police Officers Association
    3rd: (120 votes) Holy Habaneros
  • Best Chili (Judges Booth):
    1st: (38 votes) Niles Fremont Fire Station #2
    2nd: (30 votes) Whispering Hills Ranch

    3rd: (29 votes) Wine with Swine
  • Best Rotary Chili (Judges Booth):
    1st: (9 votes) Newark Rotary
  • Best Public Safety Chili (Judges Booth): 
    1st: (38 votes) Niles Fremont Fire Station #2
  • Best Booth Decorations:
    1st: (51 votes) Schaa's Lawn Mowers
    2nd: (42 votes) Washington Hospital Health Services
    3rd: (26 votes) Ted's Triple C

There were a total of 17 judges. They turned in score sheets with best tasting chili ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. The booths were judged the same way.

1st place vote = 5 points, 2nd place vote = 4 points, 3rd place vote = 3 points, 4th place vote = 2 points

Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors

Presented By Area 3 Rotary Clubs

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