Red Hot Red Cross Chili registration

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So you think your Chili is something special!?!?  Prove it!

There will be bragging rights & prizes for winners! Grand prize for “Best Over-All Chili” wins lots of stuff – trophy, swag & Cape Cod Beer Hurricane Evacuation Plan gear!


  1. Competition is open to the public, One entry per contestant
  2. Entry fee for competitors will be $10.  This will include tickets for 2 free beers for your efforts! (a $10 value).
  3. No age limit to compete, must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol at the event.
  4. Judging will be done by people’s choice, each guest during the event will be given a voting sheet.  Yes, competitiors are allowed to vote – and it is highly suggested you DO vote for yourself! And make sure you get your family & friends to turn out for you too!
    There are two categories:
    -Best Presentation (crazy outfits and props welcome)
    -Best Over-All Chili
  5. Participants must provide a minimum of 6-8 quarts for tasting
  6. Cape Cod Beer will provide tables, tasting cups, napkins, and spoons
  7. All ingredients MUST be edible.  Ingredients can be canned or fresh.  All chili must be “homemade”, no store bought chili allowed. Competitors must provide a crockpot to keep their chili hot.
  8. All entries MUST have an ingredients list displayed at all times.  Please bring a sheet of paper with your ingredients listed.  This is for allergen safety issues.  THIS IS IMPORTANT. We want everyone to be safe!
  9. Each competitor will be assigned a number and given sample cups for judging.  Judging will take place over the duration of the event.
  10. Competitors are requested, but not required to submit their recipes for possible future publication.  There will be no remuneration for recipes, just bragging rights.  Please indicate the level of heat for all chilis (mild, medium, hot)
  11.  Competitors are required to arrive at Cape Cod Beer (1336 Phinney’s Lane Hyannis) NO LATER than 5:30 P.M. on the day of the competition.  Clean up will begin after the judging of the chili and awarding of prizes.
  12. All results for the competition will be announced at the end of the party
  13. ….and most importantly have fun!!!

Chili Fest Competitor Registration

Register to compete in the annual Red Hot Red Cross Chili Fest!
  • Who are you?
  • We'll send you updates about the competition via email (when to show up, what to expect, etc.)
  • Just in case we have to get in touch with you on short notice...
  • What are you calling your chili?
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