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$20 per chili entry.  May enter more than one recipe however, separate entry fees must be paid for each chili.

Each contestant will receive one FREE beverage of their choice valued at $10 or less as a Thank You for entering.

1st place WINS CASH prize. 2nd place wins a prize.  In the event of a tie for 1st place, the cash prize will be split evenly.

Only one category for contest: People’s Choice (Best Overall with majority votes and tabulation)

Each customer that comes into The Bench Sports Bar will be given ONE voting sheet to judge all chilis and be turned in for tabulation.

Chili will be scored on Taste, Texture, Smell and Overall Appeal.

Each contestant must prepare their own chili recipe from scratch, using their own ingredients and cooking methods.

Use your favorite recipe, with or without meat, with or without beans. Meat may be beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, or venison. Vegetarian chili is also acceptable. Ingredients may be cut, shredded, or ground to any size.

Each contestant must cook 2-3 gallons of chili which is equivalent to an 8–12-quart crockpot.

We ask that each contestant provide a list of all ingredients (upon taster request) used in their chili recipe to ensure that no one has any food allergies.

All chili entries must be brought to the cook off in a preheated slow cooker or chafing dish and kept warm throughout the event.  Limited outlets and extension cords will be provided.

The Bench will provide spoons, cups, and napkins for serving to the public.

Contestants must arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to set up their station and prepare their chili for tasting.

The Bench will open the doors and chili may be brought anytime between 10AM and 1:30PM.  Judging will begin at 2PM and end at 5:30PM. Tabulation and winners announced at 6PM.

Each contestant will be given a number for their chili that will be visible to the public for voting.

Set up location will be on a first-come basis.

Customers and Contestants are encouraged to dress up in their most patriotic costumes and outfits.  A prize will be awarded to the BEST PATRIOTIC OUTFIT in honor of Independence Day.

This event will also feature other food and beverages for purchase, as well as LIVE music by The Roadkill Kings and entertainment to make it a





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