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7th Annual Dutch Oven & Chili Cook-off at Jackson Lake

Saturday, September 16: All day event

The purpose for this Dutch oven and Chili cook-off is to have fun, to enjoy good food, to share our enthusiasm for chili and Dutch oven cooking, to get outdoors, and the use of state’s natural resources. Registration is required.

​There are a total of eight categories in the cook-off: Main Dish (meat), Side dish (vegetable), Breads, Dessert, Wild game/fish, Chili, Youth Chefs (Under 16)-Dutch oven dish, and Cowboy Coffee (People's Choice Award).  We will award the top 3 in each category.

To enter the cook-off, please fill out the registration form and send it in. 

Audience: All Ages


Jackson Lake State Park's Lakeside Campground

26363 MCR 3 Orchard, CO 80649

Jackson Lake


Additional Information:

7th Annual Dutch Oven & Chili Cook-off Registration Form

​Darby Shanks

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