It's finally here. The contestants have spent most of last spring thinking about why they didn't win and what went wrong, and they've since been torturing their friends, families, neighbors and pets with countless test batches of chili. Now it's time to see whose chili comes out on top.

We are no longer accepting entries for the cook-off, but that doesn't mean you are left out of the fun. Please join us for a day of drinking and chili-eating!  

If you would like to enter next year's cook-off (it is always the Sunday of President's Day weekend) you can sign up to get our monthly event emails where I will put out the first call for contestants next year in January.

If you have any questions, you can email Jen at

The Rules

*You can make any style chili you like*

*You must make 1 1/2 to 2 gallons of chili*

*Chili must be at the Spring Lounge by 1pm on Sunday, Feb. 19th*

*Condiments (onions, sour cream, etc.) are not encouraged due to space limitations*

Chilis will be judged by a panel of 5 industry professionals

There will also be "People's Choice" award (voted on by bar patrons)