Got Chili? Annual spicy showdown accepting entries this week only

JACKSON HOLE, WY – When it comes to chili, it seems everyone has an opinion…and an appetite. The ever-popular High Noon Chili Cookoff has been steadily growing every year as an integral part of ElkFest.

The event takes place at noon, of course, on Sunday, May 21 on the town square. Local chili aficionados are invited to show off their skills and enter the contest which is judged and awarded prizes in a variety of categories including restaurant/professional, and organization/individual/amateur. Top prize in each category is $400.

Chili may be hot and spicy, or mild and flavorful. It could be meaty or vegetarian, green or red. But it must taste the best to win top honors. A refreshing selection of beer and other beverages will also be available to cool tasters’ palates.

The Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting chili contestants until Friday, May 12. Learn more or fill out an entry form online.

Last year’s chilis were exceptional.

2016 Winners

Judges’ Choice Professional
1st: Smokin’ Iron (Hotel Jackson)
2nd: Snake River Brewing Company

Judges’ Choice Amateur
1st: Purely by Chance Farm
2nd: The Whitesides Deer Creek Chili

People’s Choice, Professional
The Wort

People’s Choice, Amateur
Jackson Hole High School Culinary program


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