St. George Island Chili Charity Cook-off
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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Thursday, March 7, 2019

Phone Number
(850) 927-2753


St. George Island Chili Charity Cook-off

Always a fun event that is the major fundraiser each year for the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department & it's First Responders.  Last year's schedule is posted below so you can see the variety of activities available.   As you can see, the weekend is packed full of fun!  This year's details will be posted as soon as available.


Schedule of Events from last year:


Golf Tournament at St. James Bay Golf Course.


5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Art Preview at the Civil Hall in the East End Firehouse

$5.00 Preview Donation


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 2020 World Chili Cook-off Championship!

Proceeds benefit the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders.  Please remember these are all volunteers and they give their time graciously and unselfishly.

This organization is a Florida Non-Profit Corporation (FL N-20424).  FID#59-2915451 Org. Ex. Under 501(c)(3).  


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