The 2022 Winners Are

Civic Organizations

  • 1st place – (#13) Project Chimps



  • 1st Place – (#10) Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company
  • 2nd Place – (#1) Chili Chasers
  • 3rd Place – (#7) Sharpe’s Southern Smoke Shack


Restaurants & Professionals

  • 1st Place – (#17) Bin322
  • 2nd Place – (#3) The Petrillo Group (with Elliot Wilborn and Smok’in E’s BBQ)


Peoples Choice Award

  • (#14) Parade of Homes

Congrats to all the contestants for a job VERY well done!

The first three categories will be judged by our esteemed panel of Judges. Each chili will be rated individually on 5 attributes: aroma, color, taste, texture and aftertaste. Judges will give each attribute a score of 1 to 10.

  • Team
  • Civic Organizations
  • Restaurants & Professionals
  • Peoples Choice Award

2022 will be our first year back post Covid and rebuilding our pool of chili contestants has been a slow process. To insure that everyone who gets a tasting card will be able to taste every contestants chili we will be limiting the number of cards we pass out so come early, taste chili and then stay for craft beer, ice sculpture display, ice carving demonstrations, fire dancer and face painting for the kids.

Cash Prizes


  • 1st place in each category: $200 cash prize
  • 2nd place in each category: $125 cash prize
  • 3rd place in each category: $75 cash prize
  • Peoples Choice, for the first time ever $1,000 cash prize

Chili Contestant