Chili, Firefighters, Beer and Screaming Hot Salsa Heat Up Petaluma

The Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff is Saturday

The 20th annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa and Beer Tasting happens this Saturday, May 6 at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds from 1-5p.m.

Voted on of the best chili cook-offs in the US, it’s a serious smackdown between restaurants, local businesses, service organizations and individuals vying for bragging rights in the categories of meat chili, vegetarian chili, traditional salsa and fruit salsa. The event also includes plenty of beer and wine tastings, including 20 breweries, belly dancers and Trader Jim’s Pineapple Whip trailer along with plenty of other fun and mayhem. Tickets are $10 for kids 5-11 (under 5 are free), $25 for all the chili and salsa you can taste and $50 to add 10 beer tasting tickets, plus all the chili and salsa tasting. More details online at