Helping never tasted so good!

TICKETS  AVAILABLE… Save 30% by ordering NOW!

NOW through Feb 22nd! Buy $10 tickets  for $7 each!
Purchasing tickets in advance is a great way to support Bluffton Self Help and taste delicious chili from chili cooks from throughout the region. Each ticket includes an entry wristband and  bottomless “People’s Choice” chili tastings. Children under five enter and taste for free!

As a special incentive, every advance ticket holder will be entered in our “early bird” drawing, where you may win special prizes, just as our “thank you” for supporting Bluffton Self Help.


To order your advance tickets now by check, please send us an email with the number of tickets you wish to purchase. We’ll confirm your request and ask you to send us a check for the appropriate amount ($7 per ticket). We will set your tickets aside for you, and you may pick them up when you arrive at the event.

To order your advance tickets now by PAYPAL, please complete the form below.

Want to learn more about the ICS Chili categories?

Chili cooks from throughout the US compete with local restaurant chefs in any of five categories: (1) Traditional Red, (2) Chili Verde (Green Chili), (3) Salsa,  (4) Homestyle, and (5) People’s Choice (Spectator-voted). Winners advance to the ICS-sanctioned “World Chili Cookoff”. Favorite among locals is the “People’s Choice” award, where locals become tasters and judges!

Click here for detailed  Chili Category descriptions.

Hotel Accommodations provided by the Hilton Garden Inn

Our out-of -town guests benefit from special pricing for hotel accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn, located just minutes from Tanger 2 Hilton Head. Discounted room rates of $85/standard and $105/suite will be extended for February 22 and 23, 2013.To make your reservations

Guests can make arrangements by visiting the  hotel reservation page  directly, or by calling the hotel at 843-837-8111 and requesting the preferred rate for the “Bluffton Self Help Chili Cookoff”.

At a Glance:

What: The RED APRON Chili Cookoff
Saturday, February 23rd
Tanger II Outlet Center Hilton Head
Time: Begins at 11am / judging at 4pm
Tickets: $7 in advance / $10 at the door  (included entry wristband and bottomless tastings)

Beer, wine, hot dogs and soft drinks are available for purchase throughout the day.

Please bring canned food to donate to the BSH Pantry!

For more information:
Contact:  Alyson Barber by phone (843)-757-8886 or email

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Sponsorships are still available!

As a sponsor or vendor, you benefit from having your brand aligned with a great charity and THE local non-profit with the hots for food. Sponsorships are available in all shapes and sizes, and Vendor space is available for appropriate sales and distribution of your goods and services.

To learn more about how you or your organization can plug in to this exciting annual event benefiting Bluffton Self Help, contact Alyson Barber at (843) 757-8886, or contact her by email.

Calling all Restaurant chefs!

Bring on the spices and fire up those burners! There’s nothing like the fun of cooking and “getting your chili on” at the RED APRON Chili Cookoff. Local and regional cooks and restaurant chefs are encouraged to register to rub noses and compete with chili chefs from throughout the US, all to benefit Bluffton Self Help.

So that our Chili Cookoff can compete with the best chefs in the region, the $100 Entry Fee  has been waived for restaurants who apply by February 10th. (Other fees continue to apply).

$100 entry fee waved for restaurant chefs!  Click here to Download the complete Information Packet and Official Entry Form, or contact Alyson Barber at (843) 757-8886, or contact her by email.

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