Over 20 First Responder Agencies compete for the Best Chili at the Battle of the Badges 911 Chili Cook-off. This Family friendly event includes live entertainment, local beer and wine, music, live entertainment, and is hosted by KCRA’s Ty Steele! 100% of the proceeds go to support local not-for-profits. This year, Snowline will be the recipient with a focus on our Veterans!


This annual event is a favorite for residents, visitors and chili enthusiasts. The Battle of the Badges 911 Chili Cook-off features the area’s finest first responders as our chili cooks, all competing for bragging rights while supporting a local non-profit, Snowline Hospice.

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Become a Vendor or Sponsor!

Want increased exposure to thousands of attendees while supporting an amazing non profit? Of course you do! Reserve your sponsorship today! This event sells out every year.

Create Your Team

Putting together a chili team is a great way for community outreach and team building for your first responder division. Dig out those famous chili recipes and join us for a great community event.

In the Community

The Battle of the Badges 911 Chili Cook-Off has been around since 2018, and is excited to continue the tradition of bringing the community together for a good cause (and great chili).

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Past Champions

Event Location

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667