December 22, 2014
***2011 Tucson Firefighters Chili Cook-off Details***

For more information call: Gerry Bowlin, Chairman, (520) 444-8961
The Chili Cook Off is scheduled for October 28th, 2011, which is fast approaching. Registration for teams is now open to TFD members. We do have a number of outside agencies and businesses requesting to be part of the event but TFD gets first option. Please send me your requests at Also, no t-shirt sales will be allowed other than the Cook-off t-shirts.


October 28, 2011
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
El Presidio Plaza Park
160 W. Alameda

The 2010 TUCSON FIREFIGHTERS CHILI COOK-OFF was held on November 5th, 2010. We have the chili cook-off on Fridays to catch the downtown lunch crowd. Once again, it was at El Presido Park, which is right next to City Hall. The chili cook-off ran from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. There was 32 booths, serving chili, chili dogs, nachos and our world famous quesadillas. Firefighters from all over Pima County joined us for bragging rights to the best chili. We judged the best decorated booth and the team spirt award. Two beer booths were available along with two coke trailers. Tickets are $1.00 each for chili and soda. As always there is no admission charge.

More than 1000 gallons of chili will be cooked for this event. There are 34 booths in friendly competition each bringing at least 30 gallons of chili to the event. There will be a wide variety of chili from spicy hot to veggie. The chili is $1.00 a cup and all proceeds will benefit the Tucson Firefighters Adopt-A-Family Program, which assists needy families and children with clothing, food, basic necessities and toys throughout the holiday season.

If you don’t like chili, no problem, there will be roasted corn, hot dogs, and plenty of other things to eat.

Last year more than $52,000 were raised for needy Tucson families at this event. It would be great to raise even more at this year’s cook-off.

Anybody in your family want to be a firefighter? This is the place to meet those idols, see the equipment up close and get to talk to real firefighters. Lots of information, lots of fun, lots of chili are in store for all those attending this great event.

Come out, bring your appetite and your camera. The Tucson Firefighters Chili Cook-Off promises to be a great event for a great cause.

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