Clayton Club Chili Cook-Off is Fun for the Whole Family

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

Clayton Club Chili Cook-Off Contra Costa CA

Be sure to attend the Clayton Club Chili Cook-Off!

Calling all chili fanatics! If you love chili, make sure to check out the Clayton Club Chili Cook-Off. If you have a secret chili recipe, whip it out and enter the competition. Whether you’re a cook or a spectator, it’s great fun for all ages!

When: February 28, 2016

Where: Clayton Club Saloon

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

In its 16th year, this event is a part of Clayton’s modern history. If you’re an excellent chili chef, make sure to enter your chili into the completion. Just be sure to adhere to the chili cook-off rules.


  • Chili must be homemade. No canned chili, please. You will be disqualified.
  • In order to compete, you need to register in advance, but be sure to do it soon. Space is limited to 20 contestants, and the registration fee is $15.
  • Set up starts at 10:30 a.m., so make sure to come prepared.
  • Chili must be at serving temperature before check in. Be sure to heat up your chili before your arrival. Don’t worry about maintaining temperature; there will be power outlets provided so that you can keep your chili at perfect serving temperature.
  • Make sure you bring a full crockpot of chili. After the judging, your chili will be tasted by the public.

After you check in, the judging will begin at noon. Prizes will then be awarded at 1:00 p.m. First prize is $300, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100.

For more information about the Clayton Club Chili Cook-Off and other local events, contact All About Contra Costa, your local community forum.