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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 2019 Chili Plunge Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off” in Urbanna, Virginia on March 2, 2019. If your chili wins not only will you have bragging rights but a $250 cash prize in your pocket.

Event Sponsors


LMC Exteriors


Auto Spa Car Washes
Chuck’s HVAC Service
Church View Septic Service
Nancy Fish
Griffin Air
L! Marketing
Oyster Festival Foundation
Ryman's Inc. A/C & Heating
Something Different
George Throckmorton
M&M Building Supply
ReSail Boutique

Chili Cook-Off Rules, Guidelines and Schedule

Rules for all 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.
  • 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.
  • Five (5) gallon recommended per contestant, however, the more you make the more potential votes you can get.
  • Cash prize winners will be chosen at 2pm by people’s choice ballots. Prizes are:
    • First Place $250
    • Second Place $150
    • Third Place $50
  • Decorate your tent and table area to attract people to your chili!
  • You must stay with your product at all times.
  • Bring toppings and condiments that best compliment your chili.
  • Sample cups & spoons will be provided by Something Different.

On-line Registration

Mail-in Entry

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

Mail completed form to:

PO Box 695
Urbanna, Virginia 23175