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This Annual Chili Cook-Off is always a crowd favorite. Local individuals compete for the award of Best Chili. All Chili will be judged on taste, texture, consistency, blend of spices, aroma and presentation.

This entry application must be received in the East Petersburg Borough Office by Wednesday, September 13, 2016. The East Petersburg Borough Office is located at 6040 Main Street in East Petersburg PA 17520.

There can only be one chili entry per applicant. No glass containers. Chili is to consist of any kind of meat, beans, vegetables or combinations thereof, cooked with chili peppers, spices and other ingredients.  All entrants are required to cook a minimum of 1 gallon (4 quarts) of chili and it must be hot and ready to eat when delivered.  It is essential that you bring your own Crockpot and utensil for stirring and serving.


  • 1ST Place $100
  • 2ND Place $50
  • 3RD Place $25
  • People’s Choice Award (Certificate)


  • 1pm – Check-In at the East Petersburg Community Building in the East Petersburg Community Park.
  • 2pm – Judging
  • 3pm – Public Tasting
  • 4pm – Awards & Pick-up

Download and Print the Chili Entry Application with Complete Rules.


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