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St. George Island Fire Department Chili Cook-Off
March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Golf Tournament at St. James Bay Golf Course.
Friday, March 2, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Art Preview at the Civil Hall in the East End Firehouse
$5.00 Preview Donation
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. 5K Red Pepper Run
8:30 a.m. Booth Set-up
(Booth construction & area setup will be allowed from 12:00 Noon Friday to 10:00 AM Saturday)
9:30 a.m. Crock-pot Chili Must Be On Site, Minimum One Gallon. Anything Goes (Prepare at home) $5.00 Entry Fee Required. ICS Rules do not apply. Chili to be sold. All proceeds goes to S.G.I. Charity Chili Cook-off.
Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
9:30 a.m. Cooks Meeting. International Chili Society (ICS) Rules will be in effect.
10:00 a.m. Preparation time – chopping, slicing, marinating, but NO COOKING, NO STOVES, or FIRE IT!
No beans, pasta, etc. chili prepared on site from scratch, no prepackaged chili mixes, meat may cut, sliced or grounded in advance, but no treated or cooked except during competition.
Stove officially lit at 11:00 AM, judging at 2:00 PM, Samples delivered to judging area promptly – at 2:01 PM. No Exceptions!
This is a fund-raising event and you may prepare more than four quarts, which will be sold at your booth for $1.00. (We provide cups and spoons.)
All proceeds after your expense will go to the S.G.I. Charity Chili Cook-off.
A special prize will be awarded to the team raising the most money.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Crock-pot Chili Judging
11:00 a.m. Fire-up the stoves – the three-hour cooking period starts.
11:00 a.m. Judges meeting – ALL EVENTS – meet at Judges tent.
11:00 a.m. Auction starts.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Crock-pot Chili Awards presented at the Crock-pot Booth
All participants should be present.
11:30 a.m – 12:15 p.m. Booth / Showmanship Judging
12:00 p.m. Salsa Judging
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Miss Chili Pepper Judging
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Mister Hot Sauce Judging
2:00 p.m. Cooking stops, stoves off, fires out. DELIVER samples to Judging Area. Judging starts.
3:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the Chili Judging Area.
Winner will advance to ICS 2018 World Chili Cook-off Championship!