The 2024 Urbanna 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 2024 Chili Cook-Off” in Urbanna, Virginia on February 17, 2024.

Chili Cook-Off Rules, Guidelines and Schedule

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.
  • Five (5) gallon recommended per contestant, however, the more you make the more potential votes you can get.
  • Winners will be chosen at 3:30pm by people’s choice ballots.
  • 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.

Online Registration

Applicant Information

This information is required for professional and amateur applicants.

Professional Business Information

This information is required for all professional applicants.