Event Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Please check often

The 8th Charity Chili Cookoff & BBQ Competition is a fund raiser hosted by the Firefighters Charity of Lake County. This fund raiser helps fund our Florian Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to local firefighters enduring catastrophic crisis such as PTSD and cancer treatments. We want this event to be fun for our participants as well as everyone who comes out to attend. The popularity of this event has really grown to be a premier food competition event in Central Florida. We have expanded the event even more this year and have added several fun events as well as community supportive events. We are pleased to announced we are approved as a Florida BBQ Association sanctioned event. We adopted most of the FBA rules for our past events, so our participants will find a similar format again this year. Please do not hesitate to contact our organizer with any questions.

Friday January 22nd

Times are subject to change

Friday - 7am or later - BBQ Contestants & vendors may set up

Noon - Bars open

Noon - (TEAMS) Meat inspection begins followed with cooking kick off

Noon - Lunch service open

2pm - Vendors open

5pm - (TEAMS) BBQ Cook Team meeting

5pm - Live Music - Bar Fly

5:30pm - (TEAMS) Sauce Competition turn in

6pm - Special Needs Competition

6pm - Cornhole Tournament Sign Up - Cash prizes!!

6pm - (TEAMS) Wing-a-ling Competition turn in

6:30pm - Cornhole Tournament begins

6:30pm - Taste & Judge Chicken Wings & Sauces begins (wristband required)

7PM - (TEAMS) Special needs turn in

9pm - Sauce, Wings & Special Needs team winners announced

11pm - Quiet time

Rock out Friday 5 to 9

Saturday January 23rd

7am or earlier - Chili teams set up

7am - Backdraft Grill opened for breakfast

$3 Bloody Marys & Breakfast specials

7:45am - (TEAMS) Chili Cook team meetings

8am - (TEAMS) Chili cooking begins

9am - Youth Competition hosted by Empingao

10am - Live Music featuring the Limited Sounds of Dennis

11am - All bars open

11am - (TEAMS) Chicken turn in

11:30am - (TEAMS) Chili turn in for judges

Noon - Chili tasting open to the public - Taste & Judge (wristband required - order tickets now)

Noon - (TEAMS) Pork ribs turn in

1pm - (TEAMS) Pork turn in 

1:30pm - Live music featuring Sulfuric!

2pm - Pork tasting open to the public - Taste & Judge (wristband required  - order tickets now)

4pm to 6pm - Live music featuring Blandini

4pm - Chili  & BBQ winners announced

6pm - Remaining BBQ winners announced (if needed)

Feature entertainment Saturday 

4 to 6

Firefighter Charity Alliance, Inc. 2021