Not all chili teams who apply will be chosen to compete in the competition! The 2013 Chill Cook Off Committee will be choosing the most highly qualified teams to compete in the 24th annual Steve Otto Chili Cook Off.
Deadline for registration is October 25, 2013! There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 for each chili team and an entry fee of $50. Please mail two (2) separate checks made payable to EventFest, Inc. at 1200 West Cass Street, Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33606.
Credit card payments are accepted and can be made by calling EventFest at 813-251-3378(FEST), all credit card transactions will include an additional 5% convenience fee.
All qualifying chili teams will be given a $200 gift card or check to help offset cost of chili and its ingredients. To qualify for this benefit, each chili team MUST make the required 10 gallons of chili as stated in the event rules and regulations as well as serve the same chili to both judges and event guests (i.e. Chili teams are NOT permitted to make a separate recipe for the judges nor are they permitted to add beans or any other filler to their recipe after their sample has been collected for judging in an effort to increase the amount of chili in their pots). Again, the same chili served to the judges MUST be served to event guests. The event will designate staff to survey each chili team immediately before the event begins to ensure you are complying with the rules and regulations of the event, if so, your team will be given the $200 gift card or check at that time. If you do not comply with event rules and regulations you will not receive the $200 gift card or check and you will be disqualified from competing, you may however still sample your chili to event guests.
Registration Forms must be accompanied by payment (checks made payable to EventFest, Inc. at 1200 West Cass Street, Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33606) or through credit card (please call EventFest at 813-251-3378(FEST) to process a credit card payment, all credit card transactions will include an additional 5% convenience fee).