In 2005, we held our very first "Haunted Chili Cookoff!" as a part of the Haunted Hayrides in Brownsburg's Arbuckle Acres Park.  We didn't know what to expect, but we hoped for a day of great food, good team cooking and a tasty finish to the day for area chili chompers.  Since that time the event has grown each year.

CHECK OUR OUR 2009 JUDGES on the flyer!

Entrants are not only judged on their on-site cooked chili, but also on how well they decorate their booths and their teams.  Independent Judges award prizes for the Best Traditional Chili, Best Non-Traditional Chili along with Best Decorated Booth.  We also feature a People's Choice Award.

The Haunted Chili Cookoff has become another very special event of the Haunts of Hidden River Haunted Hayrides and certainly a new autumn tradition in Brownsburg.

Think you cook great chili?  PROVE IT!
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These are the great trophies we gave to the Winners!  Yes, that's "Little Kirk" on the table helping to present them...Contestants busy cooking and getting ready to serve their famous recipes!Even the Cub Scouts had a entry in the Chili Cookoff!  What a fun day they enjoyed!Yes, there are TWO scary guys in this photo!  Which one is real, and which one isn't?The creativity of the booths created by contestants is amazing year after year.  There is a trophy for the "Best Decorated Booth" each year.Do you think any of those spiders fell INTO the chili while it was cooking??  EEewwooooh!Contestants getting ready for the hundreds of hungry chili chompers.  You can see the great decorating that makes the event so special!"Pitman's Possessed Potion" chili has won two years in a row!  Congratulations to the Pitman family!  Your hard work paid off!
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Cookoff Forms:
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2009 Registration Form
Rules for 2009 Chili Cookoff
Haunted Chili Cookoff 2009 Flyer