Chilly Chili Cook-off

2017 Chili-Mac Cook-Off Canceled

It is with great sadness that we report the fact that the Chili - Mac Cookoff is canceled. Unfortunately, the minimum number of signups was not reached. This event takes a lot of boots on the ground to operate and there are certain deadlines that must be met in order to operate a successful event. We would like to recognize and thank the people who  committed to this event this year: Clear Creek Reload, KJ'S Cleaning Sevice, American Legion of Greenville and Lake Almanor Brokers. Your support of this event was greatly appreciated. 

We would like to remind everyone that another great event will be going on that same day. The Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club will be hosting it's annual poker run that day. For more information please click on the link above.

That you for all your support these past 6 years... hopefully we can bring the event back in 2018!

Last Year's Event News

With great weather and a bit of a warmth in the air over 300 people turned out for a rousing good time!  A huge effort was put together to make this year's Chilly Chili Cook Off happen, with Tracey Smith leading the charge. They made a fantastic effort and success.

Thank you to all of the Volunteers and Teams and Tasters and Judges who turned out to make the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Chily Chili Cook- Off a great event and a huge success! With over 300 folks in attendance. 


1st: Clear Creek Reload
2nd: Mountain Living (Collin's Pine)
3rd: US Bank

Honorable Mention: Lake Almanor Brokers

People's Choice: KJ'S Cleaners

Best Decorated Booth: Clear Creek Reload

Many Thanks go out to the Judges
Sherrie Thrall Supervisor
Stacey Woods from Edward Jones
Dawn Gray from Book store
Many thanks for the generous donations and support go out to, The Elks-Lake Almanor, Kirby Pohler Construction, Lake Almanor Brokers real estate, Tantardino’s 
Almanor Energy Plus, Inc
Almanor Flooring, Inc
Antlers Motel
Coldwell Banker, real estate
Collins Pines
Holiday Market
Cabela’s Reno
Plumas Bank
There were 10 teams total this year. It was a very well attended event.
Thank you to our amazing Ice Carver – Tim Carman
And a huge special thanks to our very dedicated, volunteers, Robin Schumacher, Karen Haner, Plumas Bank employees, Ronnie Theobald, Lynne Turner, Kelly Sanders, Linda Pohler.

Next year's Chilly Chili Cook-Off will be held on the Saturday of Presidents Day Weekend in February of 2017. We hope to see many you out there.