Update 11/24/21: The Gold and VIP Premium Ticket Packages have Sold Out! However, you can still reserve your seat in the shade, in the area we are calling The Colonnade. Reserve Now!
The Premium Ticket Packages for the 2022 Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off are still available online, but they are going fast! See below for the variety of tickets and where to get them. These Premium Ticket Packages will not be available at our usual on-sale locations in Puerto Vallarta. However, General Admission Tickets will go on sale at these locations in early December.
10th Annual! Can you believe it? The 10th Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off will be held on February 19, 2022, at Puerto Mágico.
If you've got a sure-fire-winning chili recipe or if you've ever referred to that pot of beans you make as "My Famous Chili", then read on and learn how to enter the competition. Individuals are welcome to enter - you don't have to own a bar or restaurant to enter your chili.
Some Ticket Packages Still Available Online
This year we've added three ticket packages to choose from to enhance your Cook-Off experience. All three levels feature Reserved, Covered Seating in various locations on the event grounds. If you'd like to sit in the enlarged Beer Gardens and have table service, then perhaps the Gold Club ticket is for you. But you better hurry as there are only 2 of the original 64 tickets left in this area. The VIP Club features seating in the area known as Stage Front and you'll find covered seating in the beautiful entranceway to Puerto Mágico in the Colonnade Club.
These Packages Are Only Available Online
Check out all three locations on the floor plan below, before logging in to our ticket gateway here.
Once you are in our Ticket Gateway, clicking on each ticket variety will open a page with that ticket's "Extra Benefits." These benefits include early-early entrance, a souvenir Cook-Off T-Shirt, a souvenir 16 oz Cook-Off beer glass, among others. At the bottom of that page, you'll see a "Buy Now" button. Clicking on this will open a seating plan where you may choose from the seats still available.
More Space • More Chili • More Fun
The Floor Plan for the 10th Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off has been updated to show new Chili Cookers and additional Food and Beverage options. Please notice the three areas for enhanced seating: The Beer Gardens, Stage Front, and The Colonnade.
We will try to provide as much free, shaded seating as well (see the area behind the Main Stage marked as the Chili Pavilion). This area features 112 unreserved seats for holders of the General Admission tickets that will go on sale at our local outlets in early December.
A larger, downloadable Floor Plan is available by clicking on the image.
10th Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off • February 19, 2022 • Puerto Magico
The PV Chili Cook-Off Committee has decided to move the 2022 event to Puerto Mágico, where our host, Dean Regehr, is determined to eliminate as much of the costly overhead as possible ensuring more revenue for the Jay Sadler Project A.C. to inject into the community over the following year.
As the world starts to get back to normal we've felt a huge wave of enthusiasm for the next Chili Cook-Off, specifically in the recent surge of online ticketing. The biggest change that the new facility allows will be over 300 hundred seats in the shade that you may reserve during the ticket purchasing process. There will also be an adjacent multi-level parking structure if you want to drive to the event.
We're Looking for a Few Good Chili Chefs
There's no entry fee to enter your chili, but you do have to make a lot of it - 5 gallons, at a minimum (we want your chili to last the day). In return, you're going to get your own 10' x 10' space (canopy, table, chairs) and a chance to wow the hundreds of attendees as well as our panel of professional judges. Space is at a premium with only 5 open spots remaining.
The document here has all the information you'll need to enter, and you'll be able to download it. If you'd rather have the Spanish language version, then please click here.
Save the Date: February 19, 2022 • Puerto Mágico
Support Us Year-round at The Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off Store
Our store was created to provide an income source for the Jay Sadler Project A.C. (JSP) in the months between our fund-raising events. The profit portion of every purchase goes to the JSP to help us continue our efforts to serve the under-served communities of the greater Puerto Vallarta area.
We have a variety of men's and women's clothing along with other branded merchandise for you to choose from. In addition, we'd love to hear your suggestions for other items we might add to the store.
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