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San Manuel Chili Cook-Off


Welcome Chili Lovers!

May 6th, 2023 is the 2nd annual San Manuel Chili Cook-Off from Noon to 5pm. The festival features live bands along with food trucks, vendors, crafts, a pie eating contest, raffles and chili tasting.

Free gate admission & parking. Tickets will be sold for chili taste-testing and voting. Chili cook-off t-shirts will also be for sale.

Be a cook and get sign-up info here.

Held at San Manuel Airport, 86181 E Avenida de Aviacion, San Manuel, Arizona about an hour drive NE of Tucson.

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2023 Schedule

May 6th, 2023

12pm – The festivities begin with vendors that may include jewelry, arts, crafts, soaps, t-shirts,  games, raffles as well as businesses to name a few. Also, food trucks with a variety of cuisines. Free gate admission & parking.

12pm –  TWOFEW a piano-rock band from Phoenix will play.

12:30pm  – Chili tasting starts. Coupons will be sold for $10 per person for chili taste-testing and to vote for a ‘peoples choice’.

2pm – Pie eating contest.

2:30pm – Band to be announced

4:30pm – Chili Cook-Off winners are announced. There will be four trophy awards–one winner in each chili category and one overall peoples choice.

5pm – The fair ends.


Schedule will still be updated and is subject to possible changes

2023 Entertainment

1st Band – TWOFEW

A piano-rock band from Phoenix.

2nd Band – To Be Announce

Hosted by San Manuel Revitalization Coalition & 2022 title sponsor Oracle Ford.