Winter Games Chili Cook-Off

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  •  January 27, 2023
     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructions & Information

When: Friday, January 27, 2023 from 5-7 PM

Location: Dickinson County Expo Building, Spirit Lake

Set Up: 10:30 AM – 4 PM on Friday, January 27. Remember, booth location is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each booth is guaranteed one table – if additional are needed you must coordinate ahead of time or bring your own. We encourage each registrant to decorate their booth to fit the theme, but decorations are not required.

Bring a minimum of 20+ gallons of your already warm/hot chili, ladles, warmers, thermometers, and extension cords to the Expo. Feel free to have fun decorating your booth & dressing your team utilizing our theme for this year – coming soon!.

The Chamber provides spoons and crackers. If you’d like to provide other toppings for your chili that will be at your team’s expense.

Mugs will be available for purchase at Ruthven Meat Locker in Spirit Lake, the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber office in Arnolds Park, Hy-Vee in Spirit Lake, and The Three Sons in Milford. The purchase of a $10 mug allows event-goers to bypass the long lines at the event.


By entering the Chili Cook-Off and signing this Registration Form and Liability Waiver, I acknowledge and agree that I have received, read, and understand the rules and regulations included in the Food Safety 101 pamphlet and agree to abide by these rules and regulations for the 2022 Winter Games Chili Cook-off. I understand that failure to observe the rules and regulations will result in disqualification from the Cook-Off. I shall indemnify, defend and forever hold the Dickinson County Fair, Dickinson County Expo Building, Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and their affiliates, agents, sponsors, employees, and officers harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, all claims of damage or injury to person), that may be asserted against or incurred by any party and which arise out of or in connection with my participation in the Cook-Off.

Please complete your application and have it turned in to the Chamber office no later than January 13, 2023. Your registration confirms that you have also read the Food Safety 101 attached or found on Limit: first 27 entries.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Kiley Zankowski
Director of Membership & Events

IGL Area Chamber