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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2018 03:36 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/11/2018 03:37 PM
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Sixth Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off This Sunday April 15th

Mountain Ranch, CA...Sixth Annual Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off This Sunday April 15th.

6th Annual Mountain Ranch 4-H Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Mtn. Ranch Community Park

Registration Form
Deadline: Wed. April 11th

Team Name:_________________________________________________________
Team Captain:________________________Phone:_________________
Team Assistants:_____________________________________________________

[ ] Contestant Fee: $10.00 (Deadline 4/11/18) or pay that day by arrangement

[ ] We wish to sponsor the event: $___________

[ ] Unable to participate: Please accept my tax-deductible donation of $_______

Check payable to Mtn. Ranch 4H Club: Total $__________

* Teams will prepare a minimum of 3 gallons of Chili.
* International rules will not apply.
* Teams are required to supply Chili ingredients (prepared on-site), propane
stoves, BBQ's, cookware, cutting boards, table clothes, paper towels, and trashbags.
* The Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club will provide 1 table, 2 chairs, cups, napkins, spoons.
* Costumes/Booth decorations encouraged for contest. Best Booth trophy will be awarded.
* Entrants give their permission to the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club for their photos to be used in Chili
Cook-Off publicity and media articles.
* A $100 Cash Prize will be awarded for Judges’ Award, & People's Choice Award.
* Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place as well as for Best Booth/Costumes and
Kid’s Choice.
*Contact: Melissa Komure at (209)256-5569 or

Please mail entry form with your check to:
Mtn. Ranch 4-H Chili Cookoff
Attn: Melissa Komure
PO Box 54
Mountain Ranch, CA 95246
Thank you for supporting the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club!
Annual Mountain Ranch 4H CHILI Cook-Off
Rules & Guidelines
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Welcome to the 6th Annual Mtn. Ranch 4H CHILI Cook-Off
Benefitting the Mtn. Ranch 4-H Club!


1) CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8AM: Before unloading, please check in at the 4-H Booth/Registration Table to confirm your reservation. Your signed Registration Form, along with the $10.00 fee must be received no later Wed. 4/11/18. Spaces are chosen on first come/first serve basis.

2) Parking: You may pull into the park to UNLOAD ONLY! All vehicles must then be parked in the parking lot or in the field across the street from the Blunder Inn.

3) EZ Ups: Please provide your own EZ-UPS. We will be set up under a covered area, but the sun does shine around the perimeter.

4) Tables/Chairs/Cups/Spoons: The 4H Club & Mtn. Ranch Community will provide 1 (one) 8'x2' table and 2 chairs, 2 oz. tasting cups, spoons and napkins. You MUST write you booth # on the cups. For booths 6 and 9, please underline the # for an accurate vote.

5) Stoves/BBQ's - Propane stoves are recommended. BBQ's are acceptable. No electricity is available. There will be thermometers available to insure proper food handling practices.

6) What is CHILI?: If you call it chili, then enter it! Traditional red chili, Chili Verde, vegetarian chili, or any home recipe (with or w/o beans/meat) is acceptable.
Sides: Chili sides/condiments (cornbread, salsa, guacamole, chips, cheese, onions, etc.) are welcomed, but not necessary. No sides/condiments will be allowed for Judges’ Choice.

7) CHILI Amount: Chili Chefs need to bring an adequate amount of chili. A minimum of 2 gallons is suggested (3 gallons is ideal). We anticipate 200 tasters at 2 oz. per tasting. Avoid running out of chili.
*****(ICS) International rules will NOT apply.*****

8) Tasting Fee: Tasting Fee is $5. Tasters will receive a 4H Clover sticker or wristband. Please do not serve a taste without seeing this sticker/wristband.

9) Judging: Volunteers will begin collecting your CHILI at 11:30 am to be judged for the Judge’s Awards. For this judging, only the CHILI itself will be tasted. No condiments will be judged. (For the People's Choice Awards, you may "DRESS UP" your CHILI if you'd like.)

10) Publicity: There will be press on-site during this event. Please bring a camera and share your photos with us so we can share them! You can email photos to Shannon at or visit our Facebook Page: Mountain Ranch 4H.

Contact: Melissa Komure at 209-256-5569 or

Event occurs on 04/15/2018 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM.

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