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7th Annual Mad City Chili Cookoff

Saturday, March 7 • 6-8pm

With the New Year comes a new Chili Cookoff! The Essen Haus is proud
to bring back this chili event for it’s 7th year. Like last year, we will
set up in our main dining room to maximize the chili tasting fun.


Tasting Information…

Stop down from 6-8pm on March 7 to sample all of the chili you can
handle. Once you’ve tasted them all, make sure to vote for your favorite
because YOU decide the People’s Choice winner.

Admittance to this family-friendly event is only $10 for adults and FREE
for children ages 10 and under.


Watch our Facebook Page for THREE ways to save on entry (coming soon!)


COOK Information…

Only 15 cooks may enter for the chance to win cash prizes. Up to $200
will be awarded to the judge’s top pick, with up to $100 going to the
people’s choice winner. A killer chili recipe and a $20 entrance fee are
all it takes to participate.

Think your chili has what it takes to win? There’s only one way to find out!

2020 cook spots are FULL

If you’re interested in being put on the wait list, please email [email protected].

While you’re here, take a peek at our Cook’s information page…

Click here to download a PDF of the Cook’s Page and here to view a PDF of the official judging criteria + score sheet.