Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Name:
Regional Youth Chili Cook-Off

Event Type(s):
Community Event

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is partnering with the International Chili Society to bring a fun and new cooking competition to youth audiences.

Event Date:

Event Time:
7:30 AM

Winneshiek County Fairgrounds
900 E Main St
Decorah, IA 52101

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Contact Person:
Tonya Radloff
(phone: 563-382-2949)

. “Pop-Up” competitions around the state will make youth eligible to compete in the ICS World Championships competition on September 7-8 in Ankeny, IA this fall. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 4 competition will be held on August 24, check-in at 7:30 AM, at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, Decorah. Register in the competition to showcase your favorite chili recipe, and to learn more on how to cook creatively as we spice things up with family, friends and fun!
Youth ages 10-17 will prepare and cook their chili with adult supervision. There are four chili categories youth can enter their recipe into:
  • Traditional Red Chili (no beans)
  • Homestyle Chili (with beans)
  • Chili Verde (made with green spices)
  • Veggie Chili (made without meat)
Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 and People’s Choice. Community members are welcome to taste test between 12:30 and 1:00 PM and vote for People’s Choice award. Winners will be announced at 1:00 PM.
This event is FREE and open to any 4-H and non-4-H youth in any county. To compete, youth must register by Friday, August 16 online:

For more information please visit the Iowa 4-H Chili Cook-Off webpage: For assistance please contact your local extension office.