Red Rock Radio is the Northland's premier family of radio stations. Located in the historic Canal Park of Duluth's downtown, Red Rock Radio Corporation is proud to promote the best in the most popular music genres and feed it over the airwaves to the surrounding areas.

Contact: KQDS
501 Lake Avenue South - Suite 200
Duluth, MN 55802
Office: 218-728-9500
Studio: 724-7625 / 877-724-9595

Chili Cook-Off

2012 Chili Cook-Off


  • 21st Annual Chili Cook-Off
  • Thursday, September 13
  • DECC Arena



  • Over 2,000 chili lovers taste test 40+ of the region’s finest chili.



  • The Chili Cook-Off builds momentum for the United Way’s annual fund campaign.
  • Funds are invested back into the community to address pressing issues related to children and youth, improving people’s health, promoting financial stability and independence, and ensuring a strong network of basic human services for all. United Way works with agencies and community volunteers across the Northland.


Chili Contestant Basics:

  • Register online to Enter a Chili before the end of August at and review full Contestant Guidelines
  • Prepare your chili on event day in a licensed kitchen NOT at home.
  • Make at least 12 gallons of chili
  • Bring chili heated to at least 140 degrees to the DECC at 2pm
  • Chili must be made in a licensed kitchen
  • Pay $40 entry fee- {waived for 501 (c) (3) non-profits


Awards and Bragging Rights:

  • People’s Choice Award
  • Vegetarian
  • Spicy Spirit Award
  • Hottest-yet-Edible
  • Most Unique
  • Amateur Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Professional Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd



  • $7/person general admission
  • $3 children 12 and under
  • Free- children 5 and under