march '22

sat19mar2:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedThe Big Rail Chili Cook-Off2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details

Enjoy a day full of beer, chili, music and fires!

Does your chili have what it takes to bring home the grand prize?

Event Proceeds benefit Grove City United Way.

$250 cash prize and your entry fee refunded
Big Rail Chili Cook-Off Trophy to show off in your home
A pouch of Big Rail Beer Chips (each chip good for a free pint)

Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will also be awarded.

Please set up between 10am-1pm.

As a contestant you will be required to provide the following:
-Someone to serve your creation
-Serving and heating equipment. Bring your own serving untensils.
-Garnishes to accompany your chili at your own discretion.
-Anything you need for cleanup (including water).

Your chili must be cooked and preferably still warm prior to arrival. During cooking process, chili must be kept at 170° for at least one hour, and please maintain a serving temperature of 140°F.

Big Rail will Provide the following:
-Power for crock pots (however it would help if you can bring a self contained heat source such as a Sterno or small propane burner)
-Bowls, spoons and napkins
-Sample cups
-Ballots for voting
-Signage with your chili’s number

Tasting starts at 2pm. A taster ticket allows you to sample all the chili your heart desires, crackers to cleanse your palate between chilis, cast a vote for your favorite, and fill up a bowl to enjoy! Taster tickets will also be available the day of the event.

Enter Your Chili or Be a Taster >>


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm