Chilly Chili Cook-off
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific
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Event Description

Don a Toque, Taste Some Great Chili and Have Some Fun!

Come for an afternoon of great chili, beverages, live music, and a crazy hat (or toque) contest. Sit by the fire and enjoy s'mores, while supporting Chester's Ice Skating Rink, the first winter activity of the Town Plaza at Chester Park. 

The Chilly Chili Cook-Off is a fundraising event to support the ice skating rink coming to Chester Park in December 2022 - February 2023. The Ice Rink is a part of the Town Plaza project in collaboration with The Almanor Foundation and the Lake Almanor Area Chamber.

Here's what's happening!

Event Time 1 PM - 4 PM

Tasting Tickets - $10, Children under 12 - $5

Live Music with "Doctor" Jeff

Adult Beverages

Warming spots for roasting s'mores

Ice Sculpture carved by Tim Carmen!!

The Great 2023 Toque Contest

Put on your best toque and win the prize for the best hat of the season.

Chester Park
Chester, CA ---

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Contact Person
Tom Greely
(phone: 925-381-8331)
Each team will prepare 3-5 gallons of chili and serve the public and judges, vying for coveted prizes including “People’s Choice” and “Best Judged Chili”. Prizes will also be awarded for the best decorated booth. Teams should consist of at least 2 people but "the more the merrier!" There is a $30 entry fee per team(Chamber members exempt) Interested companies, organizations or family teams can register on-line at or email
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