Frequently Asked Questions
When is the event?
Saturday, November 4, 2023 10am-5pm
Where is the event location?
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
2231 NE Jacksonville Road
What is the timeline of events?
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
1:00-5:00pm Team Set-up
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
8:30am Teams access arena
9:00am All vehicles out of the area
10:00am GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC
10:30am Booth judging begins
1:00pm SUBMIT COMPETITION CHILI
2:30pm People's Choice Voting Ends
3:30pm AWARD PRESENTATIONS
4:30pm Breakdown & clean-up begins
Who do I contact with questions?
General Questions: The Cornerstone School (352) 351-8840
Chili Team Questions: Shannon Schaeffer - Chili Team Coordinator, [email protected]
How do I register my team?
Visit the register tab on the top of this website.
Can I sponsor the event & have a team?
Yes! For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (352) 351-8840 ext. 204.
How much chili do I need to prepare?
20 gallons (beans optional) to serve to the public and an additional 64 oz. (no beans) for competition chili
How big is the team booth?
1 booth = 10'x10', 2 booths= 10'x20' (max 2 booths per team)
Is there a power source for teams?
No. Each booth must bring a propane heat source to cook the chili. No electricity and no generators.
What awards are given out?
There are several awards for both the chili competition and the car show.
Chili awards include: Judged Chili, Judged Booth, Morgan von Trapper Spirit Award, People’s Choice Booth, and People’s Choice Chili.
Car show awards include: Pre 90’s Original, Pre 90’s Modified, Modern Original, Modern Modified, Build in Process, People’s Choice, and Best in Show
Can I purchase event tickets in advance?
All tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths located by front gate at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion.