Chili cooks from all over the Southwest converge on the Snowmass Mall in Snowmass Village, Colorado for two days of competition during the weekend of Snowmass Mammoth Fest. Thousands of dollars in prize money will go to a few select winners. Come and take part in the fun, and sample various specialty Red Chili, Green Chili and Salsas each day.
Friday is our “Chili showcase day" in the Snowmass Village Mall, where there will be chili to taste, music to dance to and beer and wine for purchase. Saturday will be more about the cooks and competition; however, if you missed the big tasting on Friday you will have the opportunity to taste chili as well on Saturday (no music or alcohol will be available on Saturday as we gear up for the festival in Town Park). The chili events are family friendly and FREE to the public, so bring the whole family! Don’t miss out on the locals' favorite festival of the year and Snowmass Village's kickoff to the summer.
How the Chili Tasting Works:
Cooking starts early each day and the public is invited and encouraged to mingle among the 20 plus cooks throughout “The Mall”. The public will be provided a tasting cup and spoon to sample various chili entries and invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Snowmass Village Mall - for the full festival map, please click here
Schedule of Events:
For a full schedule of events, please click here
Judging Categories for Both Days:
Think You Have What it Takes to Win?
Anyone can participate in the cook-off! All you have to do is be a member of the International Chili Society and submit a cook-off application. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here
Chili Competition Prizes: