The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, and Beer Tasting

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Annual Chili Cookoff

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Photos from the 2015 Cookoff by Dan Ransom

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See this video compliments of Positively Petaluma

The 19th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting
Saturday, May 7, 2016
1- 5 PM rain or shine

Chili & Salsa $25
Kids under 12 $10, under 5 free

Chili, Salsa and Beer Tasting $45

Signing up for 2016 in January
Go to entry forms after January 15, 2016 by clicking on the menu bar above

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Chili / Salsa Challenger spots available! We can take you on a Wait List if you call Cinnabar Theater 707 763-8920

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Tickets for the event available online until 8:30 AM 5/7/16 or at the gate.

Behrens Park, Herzog Hall, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA

(Excuse me - Where is Behrens Park?)

Benefits the Cinnabar Theater Children's Programs

Beer tasting with many of the best breweries in the Bay Area!
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Sample different kinds of chili and salsa
made by the best chili and salsa chefs in the Bay Area

NO dogs please!









The Winners of the 2015
Chili Cook-off, Salsa and Beer Tasting!!!

Grand Champions



Here's video and pix of 2015 by Positively Petaluma

Here are some great pix by Victoria Webb for Petaluma 360


Most Spirited Team Sax's Joint
Best Chili Display Preferred Sonoma Caterers
Best Salsa Display Barcrawl
Best Costumes Bellyful Dinners
Best Booth        Run to the John & Mike
Firemen's Ax Award Santa Rosa Fire Department
Picture Credits Dan Ransom

Judge’s Chili Award Individuals
1. Samuel Heights Lowbrow Chili
2. Tree Huggin' Hippies  
3. The New Hotness
Judge’s Chili Award Restaurant

1. Taps
2. 3rd Street Aleworks   
3. Bellyfull Dinners

Judge’s Chili Awards Business

1. Sprouts Market
2. Exchange Bank
3. North Bay Smiles

Judge’s Chili Award Service Organization

1. Santa Rosa Fire
2. Petaluma City Fire Department
3. Team Coast Guard                 

SR Fire
Judge’s Award Vegetarian Chili

1. Preferred Sonoma Caterers
2. Bellyfull Dinners
3. Tree Huggin' Hippies

Judge’s Award Traditional Salsa
1. Run to the John & Mike
2. Fat Kid
3. Mr. Pyro's
Judge’s Award Fruit Salsa


1. Petaluma Market
2. Barcrawl
3. Team Coast Guard

Pet Market
People’s Choice Award Meat Chili

1. Taps
2. Exchange Bank
3. Santa Rosa Fire Fighters

People’s Choice Award Vegetarian Chili
1. Preferred Sonoma Caterers   
2. Black & Cheese
3. Rotaract Club of Sonoma County
People’s Choice Award Salsa
1. Mr. Pyro's
2. Team Coast Guard
3. Run to the John & Mike
Mr Pyros
People’s Choice Award Beer

1. Petaluma Hills
2. Lagunitas
101 North

Best Cider: Fox Craft

Pet Hills
2014 Firemen's Ax Award
Santa Rosa Fire Department   
SR Fire


The Judges (click here)

Francis Rivertti
Wayne Dunbar
Yovanna Bieberich
Steve Jaxton
Marie McCusker
Laurie Figone
Pete Lopez
Joe Tucker
Geveva Anderson

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