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

AROUND TOWN

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 lanza.laurie@gmail.com.

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.