Who Doesn’t Love a Soup and Chili Cook-Off?

Have you been craving a hearty bowl of flavorful soup or chili jam packed with your favorite ingredients? If you’re visiting the Fort Bragg area during the weekend of October 22nd, you’ll definitely need to check out this one event that will satisfy that craving once and for all!

This year marks the Fifth Annual Soup and Chili Cook-Off in Fort Bragg, CA and it’s always been a favorite fall event for both local residents and visitors to the area. After all, when you think of fall, what else comes to mind besides apple picking, pumpkin carving and wine tasting? Soup and chili, of course!

The great thing about this event is that participants can come from all different backgrounds.

Whether that’s a beloved restaurant defending its title, a local business throwing its hat in the ring for the fun of it or just a good-spirited lone ranger looking to show off his edible creations, everyone has a shot at being crowned number one! Sample one or all of them – the choice is yours!

In the past, this event has featured loaded baked potato soup, chicken noodle soup, and even crab chowder. It’s always a treat learning what new concoctions will be presented each year. In addition to good food and company, the event also features door prizes, a silent auction, and a no-host bar.

This local event benefits the Fort Bragg Food Bank, a nonprofit organization known for distributing food to those in need throughout Mendocino County.

Th Cook-Off is fun for people of all ages to attend, so feel free to bring the whole family along! If you thought your grandmother’s famous chicken noodle soup was the best you’ve ever tasted, or your mother’s chili blew everyone else’s out of the water, you might want to think again.

For those staying at the beautiful Cleone Gardens Inn during the weekend of the big event, you’re in luck!

We boast beautiful, comfortable, and homey rooms for you to relax in after filling up on soup and chili. The best part is, you won’t have to travel far to get from our Inn to the Cook-Off! Pentecost Hall (where this event is being held) is a less than 10 minute drive!