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Maui Fair: 12th Annual Chili Cook-Off

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Chili Cook-off, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Chili Cook-off, file photo by Wendy Osher.

The12th Annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, under the Entertainment Tent at the 94th Maui Fair.

The fundraiser benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Transportation Fund, which enables children afflicted with injuries related to fires to receive the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy.

The Chili Cook-Off will features two categories. The Open Category is open to the first ten non-professional registered entries. There will be a registration fee. Bring in your favorite Chili Dish and our Fire Fighters will judge. The winner of this Open Category will win a Trip for Two on Alaska Airlines (system-wide).


The Chef Exhibition will highlight island chefs in a Best Chef Category. A special People’s Choice Award will be awarded to one of the participating chefs, who will receive $500. The public is invited to sample the creations for a small donation and vote for their favorite dish.

Registration forms as well as rules and regulations can be can be found and submitted at the Maui Fair website. Pickup your entry number and gate pass at the Fair Office once you’ve been approved as one of the ten applicants.

Visit us at the Maui Fair Office in the War Memorial Gymnasium Parking Lot open daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. *Call before coming (808) 242-2721


Trance and Mackie from the Da Jam 98.3 will return to host the 12th Annual event.

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