THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE OUTDOOR EVENT!
QUESTIONS GUESTS MAY ASK...
1. Is there a charge to enter?
No, this is a free event but there are great shops to visit, food to eat and activities for the kids.
2. Where do can I park?
There is parking nearby at the Mt Airy Elementary school, north of the event, and in the community parking lot behind Main St on the west side.
3. What is a chili tasting kit?
At the information booth, around the middle of the event near City Hall, there will be chili tasting kits available for $5. Take your tasting kit to each of the chili cooks and they will give you a sample. In the tasting kit there is a cup, spoon and nut. Your nut goes in a jar at the booth of your favorite chili cook. The chili cook chili is available starting noon for most cooks ends when they run out, usually around 3PM.
4. Where else can I get chili?
You can also purchase chili at the MAMSA information booth after 11:30AM, at the food vendors and most restaurants downtown.
5. Can I bring my pet?
While this is a public event our pet lovers have found it is best to leave your furry friends at home. There is a lot of fire, congestion and loud noise and no place for your pets to relieve themselves.
6. Can I judge the chili?
YES!! All you need to do is send an e-mail to let us know who you are and which chilis you want to judge and we'll send you the time to be there and where you report. All judges must pre-register. CookoffJudges@GMAIL.COM
7. Can I volunteer for the event?
YES!! We always need more helping hands. Please contact us at CookoffJudges@GMAIL.COM
QUESTIONS COOKS MAY ASK...
1. How do I enter?
Go to http://www.chilicookoff.com/Event/Event_Display.asp?EventID=3112 and at the bottom of the page you will see "Would you like to enter this contest? Sign Up Here!",
click on that and you can register.
2. Is there water and electricity available?
We have one central water site and you will be directed to it when you get there. Bring a bucket. This will be the same place you will need to take your waste water. No electricity is provided. QUIET generators are allowed. To test it to see if it qualifies as "quiet" you must be able to have a conversation, without raising your voice, within 3' of the generator.
3. Can I have my car at my site?
You will be allowed to drive up to your site to unload all your equipment then you will be directed to a parking lot nearby.
4. Where are we going to be situated.
All contestants will be outside on Main Street, this is a rain or shine event, on blacktop. You need to bring an over head cover like a pop-up canopy. Your space is approximately 10' x 10'. You are also responsible for your own tables and chairs.
5. What forms do I fill out?
Go to the forms page...
6. Can I put beans in my chili?
Here are all the official ICS rules
and we follow each of them. (short answer is no)
Rules, rules and more rules. Yes we follow ALL the rules that are provided by the International Chili Society. Please read all of them and be prepared to follow them. http://www.chilicookoff.com/Event/Event_Rules.asp