28th Annual Governor's
Sportsmen Chili Cook-Off

- Hosts -
Governor Ralph Northam
Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle
Virginia Sportsmen's Foundation
Secretary of Natural Resources Matt Strickler
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

- Details -
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
*Winners announced at 7:00 p.m.
Old City Hall lobby on Capitol Square
1001 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

- RSVP -
Please RSVP below with the names of attendees. If you have any questions, contact Will Payne via email.


About the Governor's
Sportsmen Chili Cook-Off:

Chief judges and record five-time winners Ron Tillett and Harold Ellis

Chief judges and record five-time winners Ron Tillett and Harold Ellis

The 28th Annual Governor's Sportsmen Chili Cook-Off is a FREE, non-partisan event held in Richmond while the legislature is in session. The event has evolved over the years since it began in 1992.

This event is for anyone who roams the grounds of Capitol Square – legislators, staff, state officials, lobbyists, and friends – and features a variety of wild game, tame meat and vegetarian chili recipes from familiar faces around Virginia. It is a fun, no-politics zone that, for many, is the only time of the year they get to try wild game.

Recipes from recent years have included wild boar, bison, venison, kangaroo, bear, moose, dove, goose, pheasant, caribou and elk. All participants are welcome to vote online for their favorite chili, and trophies will be awarded to the top three vote-getters.

The Chili Cook-Off has been featured in the Food Network Magazine, Style Weekly, Richmond Navigator and The Virginian-Pilot.

Click HERE to see pictures from last year’s event.


RSVP below with names of
attendees by February 13:

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