Saturday, Feb. 17 - It's Chili in The Park

Doors open at 12:30 pm

Tasting begins at 1:15 pm

$5.00 Entry Fee 


Join us at the Recreation Center as CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) and our local cooks come together to compete for prizes and points that will take them to their National Competitions. Stay warm, listen to live music , sample dozens of chilies.

$100 People's Choice Award

The Palos Park Woman's Club will be on site with refreshments available for purchase.

Palos Park Womans Club

Musical Entertainment by

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Magician Gary Kantor will be onsite entertaining cooks and guests thank to our sponsor


We are looking for JUDGES!!!

What time? 1:00 pm check-in

Where? Lower level of the Recreation Center – 8901 West 123rd Street

How many chilies do I taste? A spoon full of 15-20 different contestant chili.

          Pallet cleansing to take place between tastes and a different spoon to be used for ever taste.

How do I judge the chilies? There is a set of criteria you will receive to review before the day:

          Aroma, Consistency, Red Color, Taste and After Taste

What if I can’t make it that day? We will provide you with a number to call so we can have the alternates ready to fill in your spot. 

Call (708) 671-3760 if you are interested.