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Cooks Timeline of Events

Friday, October 20                 

  • 8:00 AM      Booth set up begins 
  • 3:00 PM      Mandatory cooks meeting at trailer
  • 5:00 PM      Festival begins. Start serving Wings 
  • 9:00 PM      Festival ends for Friday    

Saturday, October 21             

  • 8:00 AM      Mandatory cooks meeting at trailer
  • 9:00 AM      Start fires for Red Chili    
  • 10:00 AM    Start selling People’s Choice Red Chili   
  • 12:00 PM    Turn in Red Chili for judging        
  • 12:05 PM    Start serving People’s Choice Chili Verde    
  • 12:10 PM    Start fires for Chili Verde    
  • 4:00 PM      Turn in Chili Verde for Judging 
  • 4:30 PM      Awards Presentation
  • 5:00 PM      Festival Ends

2017 Rules and Regulations for Cooks

Competitions

Chicken Wing Competition

Friday Night

  • $50 entry fee. 
  • Competitors are provided with chicken wings.  You are to supply any seasonings or sauces for your wings. Judging is done by the public based off the amount of revenue generated by the wings sold by a competitor.   
  • Consumer will purchase the wings directly from the competitor at a price of  $5 for (6) wings. Competitor will turn in the money collected in order to determine People's Choice for Chicken Wings. 

Red Chili Competition

Saturday

  • Entry fee is $45, (Plus a minimum of 2 gallons of chili).  
  • The winner of People’s Choice award will be decided by the total income generated from each competitor from the sale of chili between the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
  • Money collected from the sale of the chili will be picked up from your booth periodically throughout the day by a designated festival committee member.
  • Bowls, spoons, and napkins WILL be provided.  Condiments are at the competitor's choice, they are optional. 
  • All competitors will participate in People’s Choice (PC) competition.

Chili Verde (Green Chili) Competition

Saturday   

  • Entry fee is $45, (Plus a minimum of 2 gallons of chili).  
  • The winner of People’s Choice award will be decided by the total income generated from each competitor from the sale of chili between the hours of 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 
  • Money collected from the sale of the chili will be picked up from your booth periodically throughout the afternoon by a designated festival committee member. 
  • Bowls, spoons, and napkins WILL be provided.  Condiments are at the competitor's choice, they are optional. 
  • All competitors will participate in People’s Choice (PC) competition.

Red Chili Booth Appearance, Showmanship and Marketing Competition

Saturday   

  • Must be a Red Chili Competitor. 
  • Tent space is 10’x20.’  
  • Decorations cannot exceed 5' in front of designated space and must be constrained within the 10’ width.
  • There is no limitation in height. 
  • No pyrotechnics allowed. 
  • Costumes, music and signs are encouraged. 
  • Handouts can be given from your booth. Please assist in our efforts to control litter. 
  • No live animals other than service animals are allowed.  
  • Competitors are only eligible to win in one category. A non-partisan committee who are NOT members of the Havelock Chili Festival or a participant will be judging.

Awards

Chicken Wings

  • 1st Place       Trophy and $300                                                   
  • 2nd Place      Plaque  
  • 3rd Place       Plaque   

Chili Verde

  • People’s Choice            Plaque and $100               
  • 1st Place                        Plaque 
  • 2nd Place                       Plaque
  • 3rd Place                        Plaque                                         

Red Chili

  • People’s Choice         Plaque and $200
  • 1st Place                    Silver Bowl Trophy and $600 
  • 2nd Place                   Plaque and $200
  • 3rd Place                    Plaque and $100
  • 4th Place                    Plaque
  • 5th Place                    Plaque
  • Red Chili Booth & Appearance Best Overall         Plaque and $50 
  • Best Showmanship  Plaque and $50       
  • Best Marketing         Plaque and $50