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Urbanna, Virginia

Chili Plunge

Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off

If you believe you make the most delicious chili that’s ever been made then it’s time to put your chili where our mouth is! Enter your unique chili recipe in “The 2018 Chili Plunge Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off” in Urbanna, Virginia on February 17, 2018. If your chili wins not only will you have bragging rights but a cash prize in your pocket.

Event Sponsors

John Bauer Plumbing
Chuck’s HVAC
Auto Spa Car Washes
Ryman's Inc. A/C & Heating
Lawrence Fucella
Something Different
L! Marketing
Bethpage
Church View Septic Service
M&M Building Supply
ReSail Boutique
The Chesapeake Inn
Soutside Sentinel
Mason Realty
Griffin Air
Lowe Tide
Atherston Hall
Jim & Kerry Robusto
George & Carol Throckmorton
Middlesex High Art Department
C&F Bank

Chili Cook-Off Rules, Guidelines and Schedule

There are two elements to the Chili Cook-Off:

  • Judged and Peoples Choice contest for professionals
  • Judged and Peoples Choice contest amateurs
  • Cash prizes will be awarded to both groups

General rules for all competitors

  • All participants are responsible for providing their own tent, tables, cooking equipment, extension cords, etc.
  • Some electrical outlets will be available for crock-pots but propane burners are encouraged.
  • Chili may be prepared on-site or brought in. We highly recommend cooking your chili on site. Please observe standard food safety guidelines: Chili prepared ahead of time must be chilled rapidly to 40°F or less and transported to the event either hot (140°F or above) or cold (40°F or less) and heated to serving temperature on-site.
  • Sample cups & spoons will be provided by Something Different.

Rules for Amateur Competitors

  • There is no entry fee for amateur competitors
  • Limited to individuals, organizations and non-profits in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck to include all of Gloucester, Mathews, King and Queen, Essex, Lancaster, Richmond and Northumberland counties. At least one member of each team must reside within the designated area.
  • Amateurs may not sell chili.
  • Five (5) gallon recommended per contestant.
  • Winners will be chosen by people’s choice ballots and will be cash prizes

Rules for Professional Competitors

  • There is no entry fee for professional competitors
  • Limited to restaurants and businesses permitted to serve food to the general public and located in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck to include all of Gloucester, Mathews, King and Queen, Essex, Lancaster, Richmond and Northumberland counties.
  • Professional winners will be decided by a panel of judges and peoples choice vote.
  • Five (5) gallon recommended per contestant.
  • The more chili you make the more votes you can get.
  • Professionals are allowed to sell 12 oz. bowls of chili for $5 per bowl.
  • 12 oz. bowls will be provided for professional sales and turn-in.
  • You must stay with your product at all times.
  • Bring toppings and condiments that best compliment your chili.

On-line Registration







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Mail-in Entry

If you prefer to mail in your entry CLICK HERE to download the registration application

Mail completed form to:

UBA
CHILI PLUNGE
PO Box 695
Urbanna, Virginia 23175

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