The 2016 Rodeo Week Events in Fortuna kick off with the Chili Cookoff brought to you by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. Get the entry form HERE!
On Monday, July 11th, Main Street Fortuna will be closed from 9th to 12th Streets starting at noon for teams to setup and prepare their concoctions. Public tasting begins at 5 O’clock sharp and winners will be announced around 6:30 pm.
Tasting is free while supplies last, but bring a few dollars to purchase people’s choice tickets and vote for the best chili.
Thanks to Humboldt Grassfed Beef for supplying beef to the first 20 teams entered!
Some of 2015 winners:
People’s Choice – Redwood Capital Bank
Best All Beef – Humboldt County Cattlewomen
Rookie of the Year – Lightning Boom Productions
Best Pro Chili – Bear River Casino & Hotel
Best Dressed – Cornerstone Realty
Best Booth – Beacom Construction
Fortuna’s Best Chili – Siara & Debbie
Come out and see who is defending their title and what the newcomers have to offer – or bring your chili pot and recipe and join the competition!