Hello Friends & Family of Big Chili:


With deep regret, the Big Chili Board of Directors has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Big Chili Cook-Off Music & Arts Festival, due to public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  After a thorough review of current guidelines for the State of Colorado and Jefferson County, the board has determined that the event cannot be held as it has the past 18 years. 


The Board also feels strongly that the safety of all of those involved with the event (staff, volunteers, vendors, performers, attendees) and most especially the firefighters, is of utmost importance.  We must help promote keeping our firefighters safe with regards to COVID-19, so they can continue to keep our community safe.


We encourage you to make a donation to Big Chili, Inc., to support the organization for 2021.  Big Chili, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  As such, your donation is tax deductible according to IRS provisions regarding donations.  See Donate link below.


Moving forward, please mark your calendar for the 2021 Big Chili Cook-Off for Saturday, September 11, 2021. 


Thank you for your understanding of these difficult times and decisions that we have made.  We are hopeful that all events will make vivid comebacks in 2021 – stronger and better.  Thank you also for your support of Big Chili!  We hope to see you in person in September.


Be Well – Be Safe!

Big Chili Board of Directors

Our Mission


Our mission is to raise funds in support of our mountain-area volunteer firefighters in their efforts to protect us!

Donor Thank You

Special THANK YOU to those who have donated to Big Chili in 2020! 
We appreciate their support!

Tracey Whaley, Littleton CO - in memory of Matthew Scheel and Joyce Scheel
Anonymous, Evergreen CO - $25
CoBank on behalf of Deb Stein, Greenwood Village CO
Ann Follett, Sarasota FL - in honor of Jesse James
Mark & Liz Heyner, Kittredge CO


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Lora Knowlton


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P.O.Box 3667

Evergreen, CO 80437


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