Accepting Applications for Chili Night between August 7 and Sept. 14 (all of the non-chili food booths are FULL at this time)

2017 Chili Night Registration Details & Form     

Beckley’s 27th Annual Chili Night will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. You are invited to participate in the Chili Competition which is open to businesses, organizations, and individuals. The block party is held along streets of downtown Beckley and is a fund-raiser for Beckley Events. Due to limited space, only the first 50 chili registrations will be accepted, along with a maximum of 20 other booths (10 food & 10 non-food). Please register by September 15 to be part of one of Beckley’s biggest events!  In addition to the chili competition, Chili Night features several stages of entertainment and a mini-carnival.

Please note these conditions of entry:
*Beckley Events will provide a supply of 4 oz bowls, spoons, napkins, and crackers. You may wish to bring additional supplies. Please do not bring coolers of alcoholic drinks to your booth. You are welcome to sell non-alcoholic drinks, & other food / items.

*Homemade chili should be prepared in advance and must be kept warm at 165 degrees during the event. Please follow all requirements of the Health Department (gloves / hand-washing station, stem thermometer, hair restraints). Non-restaurant participants need to obtain a temporary food handling permit from the Health Department located on Harper Road (permit fee $50; no charge for non-profits, but must apply).  At least one member of your booth must have a Health Card or take a class – Food class will be Sept 13 and Sept 27 from 3-5 pm. September 22 from 9-11 am The class fee is $15, in-seat. Also accepting an on-line class at – the ONLY on-line course accepted. The cost for on-line is $25 and the participant must be able to print the completion certificate at the end of the test. The inspector will want to see an actual food card during inspections. The card good for two years – To reserve a spot in a class or for more info: call the Health Dept. # 304-252-8532

*Set-up will be between 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. Please provide your own decorated table, chairs, and tent covering!  To avoid traffic congestion, please bring only one vehicle at a time to the set-up. Plan to serve chili from 5:00 – 7:45 p.m. or until you run out.

*Attendees will purchase tickets from Beckley Events. They will give you tickets in return for chili. You will be reimbursed $0.25 per ticket that you collect.

Chili categories:
– Restaurants/Catering – prepare 12 or more gallons of chili
– Organizations – prepare 8 or more gallons
– Non-restaurant businesses – prepare 10 or more gallons
– Individuals – prepare 6 or more gallons
Prizes for winners in the above categories & the Peoples Choice award will receive:
1st Place = Trophy + $100; 2nd Place = Trophy + $50; 3rd Place = Trophy + $20

Peoples’ Choice Award note: Please do not try to buy the Peoples Choice award – do not offer to give money to a charity in exchange for voting coins.  This award should be for the quality of chili – not for solicitation.
Other Awards (Trophy): Best Tasting Spicy Chili (not the hottest), Most Exciting Booth, Most Attractive Booth, Most Samples Served, and Most Unique / Creative Specialty Chili!