The 2017 FALL HARVEST & Chili Cook Off

Saturday September 16th 2017


The Chamber Chili Cook Off is a big hit each year.  With lots of fun activities for the family, DJ, live bands, information about the history of the area and guest speakers that will have you entertained.  Not to mention some of the best chili and fall harvest foods from contestants from all over.



Rules and Regulations

2nd Annual Chili Cook-off

September 16th 2017

1. Homestyle Chili: defined as the cook’s favorite combination of ingredients resulting in a dish seasoned with chili peppers and spices.

2. Chili will be pre-cooked and brought to event. 

3. You must be at least 18 years old. Minors may participate with direct parental/guardian supervision.

4. Setup begins at 9:15am. Heating of chili and/or Fall Harvest product begins at 9:30am. Judges will begin tasting at 10:00am.

5. Contestants are responsible for supplying all of their own cooking devices, utensils, etc. Electricity will be provided. There will be an area for each contestant.

6. Each contestant must cook a minimum of one gallon of competition chili prepared in one pot which will be submitted for judging. Sharing or splitting Chili for judging with another contestant for the purpose of increasing the number of entries in any event will result in immediate elimination for all parties involved.  

7. Each contestant must cook a minimum of your Fall Harvest product to provide at least 75 taste tests.

8. Each contestant will be assigned a contestant’s number and given judging cups. Please verify that your cups are numbered with your contestant number. Each contestant is responsible to deliver their cups, which must be filled to the bottom of the cup’s rim, to the judging area at the official time for judging.

9. Judges will be told that they should vote for the chili based on the following major
considerations: good chili flavor, texture of the meat, consistency, blend of spices, aroma and color.

10. Fall Harvest contestants: Judges will be told they should vote for the best Fall Harvest Food based on the following major considerations: good flavor, texture, consistency, blend of ingredients and aroma.

11. Fall Harvest food items, eligible for the competition include items that are harvested locally such as: apples, blackberries, cranberries, huckleberries, locally harvested produce,etc. Fall harvest items are to be used as an ingredient into the food of your choice such as: apple pie, jams/jellies, tarts, crisps, etc.

12. Applicants must have applications submitted by noon on Sept. 15th.

Click Here To Download/Print Application Form: Chili Cook Off and Fall Festival Application 2017

(Or pick one up at Wildland Properties)

Please make checks Payable to PONCCCC

Drop off forms at Umpqua Bank or Wildland Properties

or send to:

Port Orford Chamber

PO Box 637

Port Orford, OR 97465

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