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Chili & Salsa Cookoff
2014 Chili CookoffBig Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland will host Downtown Sioux City’s 21st Annual Chili and Salsa Cookoff on Sept. 20. Cooking is slated for a 7 a.m. start time on Pearl St. between 4th & 5th. Public tasting begins at 11:00 a.m. with the band BackTrack playing at 11:30 a.m.

Participants will compete for over $2,000 in cash prizes and top honors in the Chili or Salsa Division. A panel of judges will award the top-three place winners and name a Five Alarm Chili winner. Public tasters will vote to determine the People’s Choice Chili and People’s Choice Salsa titlists. An additional award of Best Booth will be handed out by the judging panel based upon the creativity of the team and its decorations.

To contend for Sioux City’s chili or salsa crown, complete the entry form and return it, along with payment, to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland by Sept. 12.





Event Information

Registration Form | Schedule | Divisions and Prizes | Supplied Items | What to Bring | Competition Rules | Sponsors

Registration Form(Click here to Download)  

7 a.m. Booth setup/cooking begins
9 a.m. All cooks meeting
11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public tasting
12 p.m. Jalapeño Eating Contest
12 p.m. Best Booth judging
12:30 p.m. Chili judging
1:30 p.m. Salsa judging







**Rain location will be the Rivers Landing Parking Garage, located on Douglas Street. Should inclement weather force a change in location, determination will generally be made Friday evening and all competitors will be phoned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland staff.


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Supplied Items
• One eight-foot table
• Paper towels
• Hand soap and water for hand washing




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What to Bring
• Cooking stove/heat source
• Cooking supplies (utensils, ingredients, etc.)
• Booth decorations
• Tent/canopy and chairs





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Chili Division
1st $1,000 & trophy
2nd $300 & trophy
3rd $150 & trophy
Salsa Division
1st $250 & trophy
2nd $100 & trophy
3rd $50 & trophy
Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest
Dairy vouchers from Dean Foods and Land O'Lakes
Special Awards
People's Choice Chili $250
People's Choice Salsa $250
Best Booth $150
Five Alarm Chili Fire Marshall's Trophy












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