TROUT UNLIMITED CHILI COOK OFF

                                 TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 2017

THE  22ndt ANNUAL TROUT UNLIMITED CHILI COOK OFF WILL BE SATURDAY OCTOBER 14th AT RIDGE FERRY PARK IN ROME GEORGIA.  

THE GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT ABOUT 10:30am. THE ADMISSION IS $5.00 PER PERSON FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN OVER 5 YEARS OLD. 

 

ABOUT THE COOK OFF:

THE CHILI COOK OFF IS THE  PRIMARY FUND RAISER FOR THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER

 

THE VERY FIRST TU CHILI COOK OFF WAS ON OCTOBER 12th, 1996 AND 17 TEAMS COOKED A  VARIETY OF CHILIES AND THE FOLKS THAT CAME TO SAMPLE THE CHILI ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AND WALKED AWAY WITH SMILES ON THEIR FACES AND BELLIES FULL OF CHILI.

 

THE REGGAE BAND, KAYA SUPPLIED THE MUSIC. AT THAT TIME WE USED A MAKESHIFT STAGE AND THE COOKOFF WAS HELD JUST OUTSIDE THE OLD PUMP STATION.

 

THAT YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 1000 PAID ATTENDEES TO ENJOY THE FOOD, FUN AND MUSIC. 

 

THE COOK OFF HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT SINCE THEN. WE NOW FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 80 TO OVER 100 CHILI RECIPES ENTERED AND ABOUT 5000 PAID ATTENDEES. DUE TO THE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN TEAMS WE HAVE MOVED TO A  MORE EXPANSIVE AREA OF THE PARK AND ARE ABLE TO USE THE LARGE STAGE FOR OR MUSICAL ACTS THAT PERFORM DURING THE DAY. 

 

TEAMS SUBMIT RECIPES TO A GROUP OF JUDGES. THE JUDGING IS DOUBLE BLIND AND AWARDS ARE GIVEN FOR THE TOP TEN SCORES. TROPHIES ARE GIVEN TO THE TOP FIVE AND CASH PRIZES FOR THE TOP THREE.   

 

ALL THOSE ENTERING THE GATE ON SATURDAY AND ONLY THOSE GOING THROGH THE GATE ON SATURDAY GET TO VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE CHILI IN THE PEOPLES CHOICE CATAGORY. 

PEOPLES CHOICE TROPHIES ARE GIVEN FOR THE TOP FIVE PLACES. PLACES 6 THRU 10 GET CERIFIFICATES. 

 

THERE IS ALSO A TROPHY FOR THE BEST OVERALL COOK SITE. THE SITES ARE SCORED NOT ONLY FOR THE DECORATIONS BUT ALSO FOR INTERACTION WITH THE CROWD, CLEANLINESS AND PERSONALITY.

 

TEAM REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 1st  AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON LINE. MORE INFORMATION AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE COOK OFF DATE

 

__________ALL ABOUT THE COOK OFF____________
 
 
__WE HAVE 2 SECTIONS WITHIN THE WEBSITE FOR RULES.__
 
BASIC RULES ARE JUST THAT, THE REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE COOK OFF.
 
click BASIC Rules for cook off to go to that page
 
AND
 
COOKOFF DETAIL RULES THAT SHOULD ANSWER ALMOST ANY QUESTION THAT A POTENTIAL TEAM MAY HAVE.
 
click COOKOFF DETAIL RULES to go to that page
 
SOME RULES ARE UNDER REVISION & ALL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UP UNTIL REGISTRATION STARTS
 
 
At this time we will NOT be accepting any teams. Team registration will take place on line starting September 1st.
That will allow our sponsors to choose their cook sites in advance.
 
click COOK OFF SITE REGISTRATION, STEP TWO, REVIEW MAP to see this years map. It is updated daily to show all available sites in WHITE
 
and details about the registration process and the actual cook site plan.
There are 148 sites that are permanently laid out by GPS computer program.
it is possible to add more within the area if needed.
The link to the registration page will not be active until September 1st.
 
IF you are interested in being a sponsor. please click the link below.
 
 
Please feel free to check out all of the Coosa Valley Trout Unlimited Website.
You can see photos of not only the cook off but also the other events that TU in Rome Georgia is involved with.
See the winners, see the bands, by using the photo section.
 
click TU CHILI COOK OFF to see an aerial photo of the cook off from several years back as well as other photos

 

Join Us!

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

at Ridge Ferry Park, Rome, Georgia

for the 22nd Annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff!

It will be a day filled with music, fun, and of course, chili! From meek and mild to hot and wild, our chili cookoff features some of the best chili recipes around.  We expect the 2017 Chili Cookoff to be one of our largest competitions to date, and with over 100 different chili teams competing for the title of this year’s "Chili Champ".

                             Live Music on the Stage and a Playground for the kids!

Gates will open to the public at 10:30 AM. There will be live music performances at the main stage and a playground for the kids. Only $5.00 to enter and children 5 and under are Free! There will be a $5 per vehicle fee to park in the "Perferred Area".So, bring the whole family out for a day of fun and enjoyment at the 22nd Annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, October 14th.

If you or someone you know makes a pretty good bowl of chili, why not get your own team together and register to compete? It’s FUN and GREAT exposure for your business or group! ENTER ON LINE.

TO AVOID THE FRIDAY MORNING RUSH, REGISTER ON LINE

REGISTER YOUR CHILI TEAM ON LINE, CHOOSE YOUR SITE AND PREPAY ON-LINE. Your payment  IS BY CREDIT CARD and is safe and secure. There is a map with cook site locations and numbers. ON LINE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESERVE YOUR COOK SITE & PAY IN ADVANCE.. ON-LINE REGISTRATION WILL START SEPTEMBER 1ST. We have the same number of sites as always and some sites may still be available all day Friday. ADDITIONAL PRE-EVENT ARMBANDS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE TIME OF ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR $11 EACH THROUGH MONDAY OCT. 9th AT NOON. THAT WILL ALLOW THE TEAM LEADER TO DISTRIBUTE ARMBANDS PRIOR TO FRIDAY EVENING OF THE EVENT. 

EMAIL RONNY COOPER FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COOK OFF.

RONNY COOPER at:     roncoop522@gmail.com
 

Beginning September 1st go to http://coosavalley.tu.org to choose & pay for your cooksite/additional armbands in advance. Follow DETAIL INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE "ABOUT" TAB. WE ARE LIMITING ALL TEAMS TO TWO COOK SITES MAXIMUM.