First Saturday: Tailgate Party & Chili Challenge

02/03/2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ridgefield Community Center
Address: 223-259 Mill St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

Bundle up the kids, throw on your favorite team colors and truck on down to Ridgefield for a tailgate party extravaganza!

10:00 Tailgate Festivities @ Ridgefield community center

  • Farmer’s Market & Sports-Related Vendors
  • Football highlights and bloopers on the big screen
  • Kids crafts, games and activities for all ages
  • Food vendors

11am – 3rd Annual Community Chili Challenge @ Ridgefield community center

Tasting and voting from 11AM-1PM

Professional Competition: Anyone who can prepare chili in a commercial kitchen is eligible to participate. Public tasting will determine the winner! Want more information or an application? Here it is. 

Amateur Competition: Anyone is eligible who can bring a pot of chili. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges. CASH PRIZES for first and second place:  $25 entry fee; $250 grand prize; $100 second prize. Want more information or an application? Here it is. 

1:00 – Winners Announcement and Celebration


Football Scavenger Hunt: Find football team mascots at participating merchants around town and win prizes! Play cards are available at the Community Center.

Prize Drawings at Vintage Revival.

Chili, beer & other tasty tailgate-type food at local eateries.

Anyone who attends wearing their favorite team colors will be entered in a prize drawing!

For more information about participating in the chili challenge contact City Hall or Laurie Lanza, Sage Organics, at

THANK YOU TO LAURIE LANZA, SAGE ORGANICS, FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT! Sage Organics is located in downtown Ridgefield. Laurie is a licensed esthetician and massage therapist. She is passionate about your wellness.