Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TUESDAY - Mar 24, 2009

Desert Rat Regional

There will be NO STEW CHALLENGE at the Desert Rat Regional this year. Only Three (3) showed interest in the Stew Challenge so it has been cancelled. They were Gary Nelson, Smitty, Ron & Maggie and of course Capt. Jim .

Sorry about that folks. Phil




36th Annual California State

Chiliheads, For those of you planning to attend the 36th Annual California State Chili Championship and 5th Annual Inland Empire Menudo Championship. We have found a great place to stay. It is close to The National Orange Show, and within walking distance to 18 restaurants. To name a few, El Torito's, Red Lobster, IHOP, Black Angus, Chili's, Outback, T.G.I.F., Sizzlers and CoCo's

Ask for the Chili rate $59.00 plus tax. Single or double occupancy. This price is good for Friday and Saturday nights. Children under 18 stay free.


La Quinta Inns & Suites

205 E. Hospitality Lane.

San Bernardino, Ca. 92408





The hotel amenities include the following.

Free high speed internet

Heated outside pool

27" TV's, AT&T long distance access

Free parking, movies on demand, 24 hour coffee in lobby, complimentary "First light breakfast" in the lobby. In room coffee maker, Free access to health club, offsite.

Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

Remember to mention the Chili Cookoff Rate.

Thanks, and travel safely

Mike "ughlee" Austin




South Florida Back-to-Back Regionals






April 25th & 26th



First off let me thank everyone involved in asking us to host the South Florida back to back regionals, I and all my committee heads will do our best to follow the great example set by the Rotary Club in Key Largo.

When we started The Acreage Music and Chili Fest last year we didn't really have a set plan, honestly I just wanted to have an event in my community that everyone could come to and get together for the day. I figured a couple of local bands and a bounce house or two…. Well for those of you who were there you know it didn't quite turn out that way, we kept getting input from people and volunteers from the community kept stepping forward and next thing I knew we had an event covering three football fields and four baseball fields.


So now here we go again. This year I have a bit better idea what to expect and a list of things learned from last year to help make this years cook-off even better and more fun.

For starters we will have a judges and cooks party the night before for all of those who come in a little early. I have a local bar that is providing free beer (always nice) a great dance floor with a band and a pre-cookoff performance by The Chili Chicks.

We have a sponsor hotel with greatly reduced rates for participants

We will be opening the gates for cook set-up at 6:00am for those that are afflicted with the get up early disease.

We will have RV parking available (sorry no power)

We will be bringing in four Nashville recording acts and we will have bands on stage all day, both days (two stages)

We have submitted to The Guinness book of world records for the "Worlds longest inflatable obstacle course"

For those of you who will be bringing your kids, all kids at our events get to play all day in the kids area – multiple bounce houses, rock wall, etc….for free.


For those of you who joined us last year at our event I'd like to thank you. For those of you who didn't get the chance to join us last year I look forward to meeting you this year. Sergei Kowalchik has been very instrumental in guiding my team from the beginning and has provided vital tips and suggestions to help the event become what is so quickly, thankfully he is returning this year as head judge. Now what we need to complete the picture is your participation, we have saved a great event (the South Florida back to back regionals) and boosted a good new event (the Acreage Music & Chili Fest) but in order to succeed moving forward we need you, the cooks to come out in force.


My promise to you;

I and my team will always do everything we can to provide you and the public in general with a great event that is well run and loads of fun.


The event names are AMCF- Chili Chicks Regional on Sat 4/25

and the AMCF- Acreage Regional on Sun 4/26


The theme is FUN and both days will be full of good times, great people and awesome chili.

See you there

Robert Trepp

Chairman AMCF – Acreage Regional





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