Downtown Vacaville District Chili Challenge

Old Town Square
Vacaville, California

We will accept entries up to Thursday August 13th so don’t wait

PC Chili will have no entry fee if cooking in another category

The Days Schedule:
7:00 Cooks Check In and Set-up
9:00 Cooks Meeting
9:30 Start Prep for Chili Verde
11:00 Turn in Salsa for Judging (does not have to be prepared on site but better if it is)
11:00 Peoples Choice Chili Ready (we recommend at least 2-3 gallons so everyone can judge your chili)
11:15 Prep for ICS Red
12:00 Turn In for Solano County Fire House Challenge (non ICS event for local Fire House bragging rights)
12:15 Stoves on for ICS Red
1:00 Turn in Chili Verde
2:30 Turn in for Downtown Vacaville Restaurant Challenge (non ICS event for downtown restaurants)
3:15 Turn in for ICS Red
4:30-5:00 (approximate) Award Ceremony

Cookoff Categories

 Chili Chili VerdeSalsa
 Entry Fee
$35.00 /MBR
$85.00 /Non-MBR

 Entry Fee
$25.00 /MBR

Entry Fee
$15.00 /MBR

1st - 250.00
2nd - 150.00
3rd - 75.00
1st - trophy
2nd - trophy

1st - trophy
2nd - trophy
 People's Choice
1st - trophy
2nd - trophy
3rd - trophy

Legend: MBR=Member, Non-MBR = Non-Members, PC = People's Choice
Winner advances to: Last Chance 2009

General Cookoff Information
The Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District (DVBID) is fired up and hot to host the 2nd Annual Downtown Vacaville Chile Challenge. We are busting with pride that last years winner of ICS Red, Rat Rod Chili, cooked himself onto the final table at the 2008 World Championship Cook Off held at the Las Vegas Tropicana Resort. This year the spicy sauces will be heating up on Saturday morning August 15th at One Town Square, Vacaville Ca. Live music and the return of the “Old West Gunfighters” will again be entertaining the crowd. The Gunfighters will be staging fast draw demonstrations and shooting up Town Square from high noon to dust. Saddle up and be in Vacaville Friday night, relax with the music and the warm (warm? It will be danged hot) weather at the “Creekwalk Concert Series”. This free concert series is sponsored by the city of Vacaville and is staged at Andrew’s Park, only a flame thrower away from the cook off site. Check out for all the details. After the concert on Friday and the cook off on Saturday plan to stroll Historic Downtown Vacaville, the Heart of the City, one of the finest historic downtowns in California with twenty-four restaurants, loads of unique shops and watering holes aplenty

For More Information, Contact:
Bruce Newton
331 Parker Street
Vacaville, CA  95688

Additional Information
Venue Comments: The cook-off area will be at the Vacaville Library parking lot at 1 Town Square, Vacaville, Ca. Enter the Library parking lot off Dobbins Street and look for the Check-In Tent. If you are lost, confused or you would just like to talk call me on my cell 707 494-6441. Driving and parking directions to Vacaville can be found at .. Each chili team is responsible to bring their own tables, stoves, pop up tent or umbrella, fire extinguisher and everything else needed to create your chili. We will have 10 x 10 areas marked off for each team and we do not have electrical outlets available or any equipment to lend out. Come prepared and be ready to cook using fresh produce purchased at the Vacaville Farmers Market.

Once you have made your way to the set-up area please park you vehicle and go to the check in tent. Here, if you haven’t already paid for either membership to the ICS or the individual cooking categories we will gladly accept payment, assign you your cooking area and provide additional parking instructions for after you unpack your equipment.
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