Windsor Chili Cookoff joins pro chili circuit
For the first time, contestants in the annual Windsor Chili Cookoff in July will be participating in an official event sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI), in the heart of the Sonoma County Wine Country.
Now hosted by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, the 5th Annual Windsor Chili Cookoff is set for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, on Market Street on the Windsor Town Green. The main competition will be red chili, but cooks can also compete in the homestyle chili category. Additional prizes will be awarded for showmanship and the People’s Choice — under CASI rules, guests will get to taste all the red chilis, and vote for their favorite.
The cookoff also includes live music, craft beer, Sonoma County wine, craft spirits, iced tea, agua frescas, and brownies from local makers. Admission is $25; proceeds benefit the Windsor Fire Foundation and the culinary program at Windsor High School.