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Youth Chili Cook-Off

April 6, 2024: 2:00-4:00PM

Contest Rules:

  1. Eligibility: The contest is open to youth participants aged 8-18 residing in Lake County. Contestants must fall within one of two age brackets: 8-12 and 13-18.
  2. Entry Limit: Only 8 spots are available for the contest, with four spots allocated for each age bracket. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If one contestant drops out of the contest, the next registered will be asked to participate. Contestants will be notified of their spot allocation via phone and email.
  3. Chili Preparation: Contestants are required to personally prepare their chili prior to the time of the contest. Chili must be brought ready for tasting and judging.
  4. Equipment Provided: Each contestant will be provided with a crock pot to hold their chili during the contest. The crock pot will be used to keep the chili warm for tasting and judging.
  5. Contest Schedule: Judging will take place from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on April 6th in the main expo hall. During this time, contestants will set up their crock pots and present their chili for tasting and judging.
  6. Voting and Judging: Tasting and judging will be conducted by Lake County Fair attendees within the designated time frame. Attendees will vote for their favorite chili in each age bracket.
  7. Prizes: The contestants with the most votes in each age bracket will be declared the winners. Each winner will receive a trophy and a prize.

By participating in the Lake County Fair Youth Chili Cook-off, contestants agree to abide by all contest rules and regulations.

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