12th Annual  chili cook-off


There are many ways to get involved with this fun event, from being a sponsor or serving on our chili committee, to being a chili team or simply attending and enjoying the event. Learn more about how you can make an impact on our participants of all abilities through the Chili Cook-Off, or by contacting Samantha Yeager-Walrath

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets can be purchased at hand in hand and will be for sale in the drive thru of the chili cook-off

$5 Items 

Fareway meat bundle • smart tv • nintendo switch • amazon gift card

ring spotlight cam • wireless bose speaker • yeti cup package

apple airpods • remote car start package • raybans


$20 items 

smoker grill • roomba • kayak • apple watch • yeti cooler • snowblower 

VIP Packages 

Although our Chili Cook-Off is curbside this year there is still plenty of fun to be had! Our VIP packages are a great way to give back to our inclusive programs while getting some Hand in Hand swag!


Swag will be delivered to your business or home prior to the event and your chili tickets will give you access to samples of chili from our amazing teams the day of the event. Email samantha at samantha@handinhandqc.org to reserve your $400 chili VIP package now! 


You'll receive :

8 t-shirts 

8 koozies 

8 $5 raffle tickets 

8 chili tickets 

2 chili cook-off cookbooks

Saturday January 30, 2021 from 1 PM - 5 PM

at the Fair Center, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds

Drive thru event

$15 for 1 bag of chili samples

Jalapeno Sponsors

Quad City Bank and Trust
Tri-City Electric Co.

Habanero Sponsors

Harcros Chemicals
Group O
Hornbuckle Heating and Air Conditioning
Per Mar Security Services
Us Bank
Dimensional Graphics

Poblano Sponsors

Hub International Ruhl and Ruhl Insurance
World's Largest Truck stop Iowa 80
Modern Woodmen Doug Grenier
Needham Excavating
O'Rourke Sales Company
River Valley Construction

bell pepper Sponsors

Builders Sales and Service Company
Rainmaster Irrigation
Russell Construction

Scott and
Jodi Ennis

Townsend Engineering


Vibrant Credit Union
Chili Cook-Off Team
Chili Cook-Off Team

2021 Chili Cook-Off Results

    People's Choice (Individual/Non-Restaurant)

   1st Place: El Jefe and Co

    2nd Place: Per Mar Security

    3rd: Hornbuckle Heating and Air Conditioning

    People's Choice (Restaurant/Professional)

    1st Place: Smokin' Butt BBQ

    2nd Place: Hungry Hobo

    3rd Place: Ruby's Beers Bikes and Brats

     Judge's Choice

    1st Place: Smokin' Butt BBQ

    2nd Place: Per Mar Security

    3rd: Fidlar Technoligies

    Spirit Award
    1st Place: Per Mar Security 
    2nd Place: Joan Clements and Vinnie Smith