Chili Cookoff


2017 Chili Cookoff information.

Saturday, July 15, 2017, Bartlett Parking Lot, Big Bear Lake, CA.

 The 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society sanctioned Chili Cook Off will take place beginning at 10 AM and continuing until 6 PM on Saturday, July 15 at the Bartlett Street Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village

Admission to the chili cook off is free to all wishing to attend; however, for the chili enthusiast, there is a $5 fee for a tasting kit. The contestants will be preparing Red Chili; Chili Verde and Homemade Salsa for judging.  The chili judging takes place in the afternoon.

On site, there will be numerous vendors offering a wide variety of gift items, food, beer, drinks and souvenirs. Live musical entertainment and other events will be presented on and off-stage. The afternoon ends with the announcement of the chili contest winners.

Come and enjoy great family entertainment in the mountains.

Click for Chili Cooker and Vendor Applications on our Applications page.

Henry Moreno is the Chairperson of the 2017 Big Bear Chili Cookoff.
He can be reached at 1-442-243-1880 or
You can also leave a message at the OMA 1-909-584-5949

EVENT INSURANCE is available through:
HCM Event Insurance Services
1407  #228 Foothill Blvd.
La Verne, CA 91750


Google Map for the Big Bear Chili Cookoff.



1st Time Cook:  Bryan Littleton
Best Local Cook:  Kim Martin
People’s Choice:
ICS: Erik Hildebrand
Restaurant: Black Diamond Restaurant
2nd Place: Josh Lanting, CA
1st Place: Jim Latendresse
Chili Verde:
3rd Place: Sachiko Brecke
2nd Place: Paul Whitney, AZ
1st Place: Bob Dyer
Red Chili:
4th Place: Dick Swenberger
3rd Place: Howard Choate
2nd Place: Eileen Beaty
1st Place: Steve Crawford
Winning Cook: Steve Crawford
Winning Buyer: Kim Latendress

Big Bear Chili Cookoff