The 2017 Henniker Rotary Chili Fest is Sunday, August 20, 2017
Entrance Area

Chili Contestant Guidelines

  • ELIGIBILITY: Anyone 18 years of age or older is welcome to enter the Chili Contest, including Rotarians and their immediate family members ("family members" are defined as parent, child, spouse, sibling and/or respective spouses).
  • PLEASE SIGN THE ATTACHED INDEMNITY AGREEMENT AND RETURN WITH YOUR ENTRY FORM.
  • We do not specify ingredients for your CHILI. Please bring a small sign indicating if there are any ingredients such as nuts which might cause an allergic reaction.
  • Amount of Chili required PER CATEGORY:
  • PROFESSIONAL: MINIMUM 6 GALLONS
  • AMATEUR: MINIMUM 4 GALLONS
  • Limit servings to one tasting cup per individual (1/2 ounce). Balloting ends at 3:30 p.m.
  • TWO (2) SERVERS required per chili entry.
  • Chili must be prepared off site and delivered in containers supplied at mandatory Pre-Chili Meeting*** Contestants should serve chili from steam trays, heated with sterno. No crock pots, electricity is not available.
  • A 3' x 4' table for amateurs, a 2 1/2' x 8' table for professionals, tasting cups, spoons, table cloth and napkins will be provided. CHILI MUST BE READY TO BE SERVED BY 11:30 AM.
Each chili entrant receives two voting tickets for two servers ($24 VALUE). You may enter one or more different chili recipes. Separate fee for each entry. Winners will be announced at approximately 4:30 p.m.
  • All winners receive a plaque
  • All winners in the professional division receive a chili banner for display purposes
  • The Independent Judging first place winner in the amateur division will receive a cash award of $1,000
  • All entries are eligible for the Best Table Design in each division. We encourage you to create a team theme and decorate your table
***MANDATORY PRE-CHILI MEETING FOR ALL CHILI MAKERS***
Tuesday, August 16th, 6:30 p.m. at Pat's Peak.

At the Pre-Chili Meeting table assignments will be made by lottery, event day details will be discussed, Chili containers with your space # will be provided and access passes will be distributed. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Krotzer at mskrotzer@yahoo.com or phone 603-560-6279.

Mark Sunday, August 20th, 2017 on your calendars and prepare to join your neighbors and friends in this annual family friendly event at Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH

Proceeds from the annual Chili Fest support local, national and international projects sponsored by the Henniker Rotary Club and Rotary International.