Tequesta Chili Cook-Off

This event truly honors our American Veterans from all wars.  Awards are given to veterans and flowers to the Gold Star Moms. General admission includes beer, wine, soda, water, chili, entertainment by live bands, and military fly-overs. VIP tickets are also available for admission to the VIP tent catered by McCarthy's Pub.  Glass mugs and T Shirts are available to purchase.  Raffle prizes are always part of the fun!

Over 25 teams from Miami to Port St. Lucie, compete for the best chili! The chili is judged by local celebrities from television, radio, sports, restaurants, and the Village of Tequesta. There is also a People's Choice award voted on by the general public.  

This is a 21 and older event.  You may purchase tickets online or at Tequesta Brewing Company and Twisted Trunk.

This a 21 and older, clear bag event.


Statement of Purpose:

  • To aid, support, and comfort Village of Tequesta Public Safety Personnel in times of need;
  • To recognize Village of Tequesta Public Safety Personnel for achievements, heroism, and sacrifice;
  • To safeguard the 911 Monument located on the Village Green at 345 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469, commemorating the individuals who lost their lives at the twin towers on 9/11/2001
  • To commemorate in perpetuity any Village of Tequesta Police Officer or Firefighter who has died while on duty;
  • To honor any Civilian who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of the Public Safety Departments and/or the Tequesta Friends of Public Safety.
  • To provide enhanced Safety Equipment and Training not provided for by the Village of Tequesta;
  • To support programs and events that benefit family members of active-duty Tequesta Public Safety Personnel;
  • To support registered and active 501(c) (3) organizations;
  • To support approved programs and events offered to residents by Tequesta Public Safety Personnel if not provided for by the Village of Tequesta.
Tequesta Friends of Public Safety
A 501 (c) (3) Not-For-Profit Corporation
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