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2015 Chili Cookoff

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland will host Downtown Sioux City’s 22nd Annual Chili and Salsa Cookoff on Sept. 19Cooking is slated for a 7 a.m. start time in Battery Park at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Public tasting and the live band begins at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. They can be purchased before September 19th by stopping by your local Siouxland Hy-Vee or by calling 712-239-9890!

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. 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 an entry form and return it, along with payment, to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland by Sept. 5.








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






















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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
1st $750 & trophy
2nd $300 & trophy
3rd $150 & trophy
Salsa Division
1st $250 & trophy
2nd $100 & trophy
3rd $50 & trophy

Special Awards
People's Choice Chili $250
People's Choice Salsa $150
Best Booth $100













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