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Chili & Salsa Cookoff

2016 Chili Cook-off

Join us for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland's 23rd Annual Chili and Salsa Cookoff on Saturday September 17, 2016. Taking place in the legendary Battery Park at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino- Sioux City. This year's family friendly event will be filled with great food, live music, activities for the kids, and wonderful prizes.

Public tasting begins at 11:00 a.m. Admission is $10.00 and you can purchase $10.00 punch cards allowing you to taste up to 20 mouth watering samples.Tickets can be purchased here. Kids 12 and under are FREE.

They can be purchased online, by stopping by your local Siouxland Hy-Vee or by calling



We hope to have 38 competing teams this year to represent how many Siouxland kids are on our waiting list. These Little's are anxiously waiting to be matched with a mentor who will make a BIG difference in their life! You can help make those matches possible when you come to COOK FOR A CAUSE at the 23rd Annual Chili & Salsa Cook-Off!

Come and compete for more than $2,000 in cash prizes AND a custom electric guitar for the 1st place winners in the chili and salsa divisions!

A panel of judges will award the top-three place winners. 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 this entry form online by Sept. 2nd.



Questions? Please call 712.239.9890


Event Information

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

Schedule- **Event is Rain or Shine
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. Best Booth judging
12:30 p.m.Chili judging
1:30 p.m.Salsa judging







What to Bring

Supplied Items

• Cooking stove/heat source*

• One eight-foot table

• Cooking supplies (utensils, ingredients, etc.)*

• Paper towels

• Booth decorations*

• Hand soap and water for hand washing

• Tent/canopy and chairs*



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Chili Division


$750 & Custom Electric Guitar


$300 & trophy


$150 & trophy


Salsa Division


$250 & Custom Electric Guitar


$100 & trophy


$50 & trophy


Bragging Right Awards

People's Choice Chili


People's Choice Salsa


Best Booth





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