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Celebrate Frederick: Cook in the Chili Cook-Off

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Cook in the Chili Cook-Off

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The In the Street Committee is proud to welcome the WFMD Weis Markets Chili Cook-off on Saturday, September 14.


2013 Event Information

The inaugural In The Street Chili Cook-Off will be held in the ReStore parking lot located at 622 N. Market Street in downtown Frederick.  The cook-off is open to the public from 1 – 5 PM for tasting and people’s choice judging.  Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third in Formal Judging and First in People’s Choice.

A panel of five judges representing local chefs will judge entries on flavoring, texture, consistency, spice blend, aroma and color.

Your vote counts too – Cast your People’s Choice vote and be a part of the Chili Cook-Off tradition!

Time Event
7 – 9 AM Cooker Arrival and Set Up
9 AM Cooking Begins
11 AM In The Street Opens
1 PM Chili Cook-Off Opens for Public Tasting
3 PM Official Judging Begins
3:15 PM Ticket Sales End
3:30 PM People’s Choice Voting Ends
4 PM People’s Choice and Official Cook-Off Winners Announced and Prizes Awarded
5 PM Chili Cook-Off Closes

2013 Fees

In The Street Registration Fee – $10 per entry
(Cash or Check Payable to Celebrate Frederick)

Frederick County Health Department Fee – $25 per entry
(To be filed with the Health Department by the cooker after application for competition is approved)


2013 Prizes

  • 1st Place – $500 Weis Gift Cart
  • 2nd Place – 4 days and 3 nights of accommodations at the Sands Ocean Club Resort including 2 adult Ripley’s Combo passes, 2 adult Family Kingdom Amusement Park passes (available seasonally) and 2 adult Family Kingdom Water Park passes (available seasonally)
  • 3rd Place – $100 Restaurant Gift Card
  • People’s Choice Winner – 4 days and 3 nights of accommodations at the Sands Ocean Club Resort including 2 adult Ripley’s Combo passes, 2 adult Family Kingdom Amusement Park passes (available seasonally) and 2 adult Family Kingdom Water Park passes (available seasonally)

2013 Application Deadline and Submission

Click here to download a 2013 In The Street Chili Cook-Off application form!

All applications and registration fees must be received by the Office of Special Events no later than 4 PM on Friday, August 23, 2013.  Your completed application and registration fee secure your space in the competition.

Applications can be submitted via:

  • Mail – Office of Special Events, 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701, ATTN: Chili Cook-Off
  • Fax – ATTN: Chili Cook-Off @ 301-600-2849
  • Email – Jen Martin at jmartin@cityoffrederick.com

All applications submitted will be reviewed and acceptance determined by the In The Street Chili Cook-Off Sub-Committee.  If approved, you will receive an email or phone confirmation.  A formal confirmation package (event map, parking and booth permits) will be mailed to you closer to the event.