We have ten great chili chefs competing to win First Melissa’s Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off and claim the coveted title of Chili Cook-off Champion!
A panel of judges will taste test and score each entry!
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.


We have 10 pots of chili for the competition and for taste-tests, but we need you to bring chili or ice cream for the fellowship. We will provide the fixings (shredded cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, onions, crackers and Fritos) and you cook up your best batch of chili or freeze a tub of sweet ice cream to share!
We will see who becomes the First Melissa Chili Cook-off Champion, eat, and fellowship together
as we celebrate 135 years of First Melissa!