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Chili, Cars & Kids 2024

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us February 24th for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off, Car Show, & Vendor Marketplace hosted by the Santa Rosa Kids House!

Location: Ollie’s Neighborhood Grill

Event Open to Public at 10am

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Teams will battle for trophies and recognition by showing off their best chili recipe. Car Show includes “Best of” categories such as classics and imports. Small Businesses can sell their products in our Marketplace.

Chili Info

  • A MINIMUM of 5 gallons of chili must be scratch made on site
  • Set-up begins at 8 a.m. You must supply your own cooking device, tables, tents, knives, cutting boards, etc to create your chili
  • You may not start prep work or cooking until you are told to do so. All ingredients must be chopped, sliced, or diced on site except for canned goods.
  • Power is NOT available. Propane cookers preferred.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 4rd place awards for chili. We will also have a People’s Choice award. All judges’ decisions are final.
  • Tasters pay $10 and taste all chilis. We (SRKH) will provide sample bowls, spoons, and napkins. Chili samples are ONLY to be given to those who have purchased wristbands on location.
  • Additional 6 tickets to vote on their favorite chili (People’s Choice Award) with each $5 donation
  • Timeline for Chili Contestants: Cooking begins @9am, Tasting @11 and. Judging @noon. We will pick up the chili 15-20 min before judging
  • $50 per team


Car Info

  • Trophies will be for best in class
  • Entrant agrees to hold Santa Rosa Kids’ House harmless
  • Entry fee-NONE. Donations will be appreciated and benefit Santa Rosa Kids’ House
  • There will be a 50/50 raffle too!

Marketplace Info

  • You provide tent and table
  • No electricity provided (no generators allowed)
  • Set-up 8:00-9:00, breakdown completed by 2:30
  • Vendors $30 per booth, payment must be received by 2/23 by 3pm
  • If food, must be pre-packaged take-away only
  • For more information, please email narissag@srkidshouse.org

Sponsorship Info

We are looking for sponsors now!

Carolina Reaper $500
  • Company logo on materials
  • Deadline for logo to be on materials is Jan. 24
  • If materials received after deadline date, you can still but a Carolina Reaper sponsor, but your logo will not appear on the flyers.
  • Company logo on Santa Rosa Kids House website for one year
  • Company logo on social media posts for 60 days
  • 1 team-Chili Cook-Off Entry

View our Carolina Reaper sponsors here:

Become a Carolina Reaper Sponsor here

Habanero Pepper $300
  • Company Logo on SRKH Website for 1 year
  • Company Logo on social media for 60 days
  • 1 Team Chili Cook-Off entry

View our Habanero sponsors here:

Become a Habanero Pepper sponsor here

Poblano Pepper $100
  • Company name on social media for 60 days
  • 1 Team Chili cook-off entry

Become a Poblano Pepper sponsor here


February 24
10:00 am - 2:00 pm