Each and every March, talented chili cooks, professionals and amateurs alike descend upon the southwestern community of Pahrump to duke it out for the coveted title of Nevada’s Best Chili. Throughout the weekend, celebrity judges will taste their way to awarding top chili recipes at this International Chili Society-sanctioned state championship cook-off.
The Silver State Chili Cook-Off kicks off in Pahrump’s Petrack Park, situated on the northern edge of town. No admission is required to enter the event, but plan to come with cash to taste your way through an impressive lineup of chili vendors, each with varying costs. The event is a chief fundraiser for the Nevada Outreach Training Organization (NOTO) No to Abuse charity, advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual abuse crimes.
For more info on the Silver State Chili Cook-Off, get in touch with event organizers at the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce directly at (775) 727-5800.