Meadowlands Chili Cook-Off Moved to February 5

Meadowlands Chili Cook-off with $2,850 in Prize Money

Due to the potential Nor’easter forecasted to hit the Northeast this weekend, the Meadowlands Chili Cook-Off Winter Edition has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 5th.

All rules, regulations and timing will remain the same for February 5th.

As of January 25th, 20 contestants are registered to compete for the $1,000 Traditional Red grand prize while 15 contestants are entered in the Salsa category, with a $500 grand prize.  Both grand prize winners will earn a spot in the International Chili Society’s Annual World Championship Chili Cook-off in their categories.

Those interested in participating can register at

There are also cash prizes for the runners up in each category:
Traditional Red Chili:

* $1,000 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS’s World Championship Traditional Red Chili Cook-off
* $500 – 2nd
* $250 – 3rd


* $500 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS’s World Championship Salsa Category
* $250 – 2nd
* $100 – 3rd

People’s Choice:

* $250

Racetrack guests are also welcomed to be part of the fun.  They are encouraged to sample the chili and vote for their favorite.  The fan favorite cook will walk away with the $250 prize.  Fan favorite voting begins 7 pm; voting tickets will be available in the chili cook off area.

As an added bonus, fans can enjoy live harness racing with first race post time at 6:20 pm.

For complete chili event details visit

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