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Chili Cook-Off & Car/Cycle Show Information

The amazing Southern California weather, exciting sounds, delicious food, and wide variety of local vendors/businesses will be contributing factors to another successful year.  The Arlington Business Partnership’s Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car/Cycle Show draws individuals and families from all around Southern California and beyond to come and enjoy everything Arlington has to offer – from local specialty shops to homemade chili and classic cars/cycles.


Vendor Application:


Applications for Artisan, Commercial/Retail, and Food booth space in the Chili Cook-Off & Car/Cycle Show event is subject to acceptance by the Arlington Business Partnership (ABP). All vendors must be set up and ready for a Fire and Health Department inspection no later than 8:30 a.m. and must leave the booth space uncluttered at the conclusion of the event in order to receive refundable cleaning deposit of $100. The mandatory insurance fee of $60 must be paid, individual insurances will not be accepted. All Food Vendors and vendors with generators must bring appropriate certified Class K Fire Extinguisher(s) per City of Riverside Fire Code CFC 904.11.6.2 and 906. See Vendor Application for full Terms and Conditions.

Questions? Please contact the Arlington Business Partnership Office at (951) 509-1100 for assistance.


Car/Cycle Show:


In addition to the registration form for each car/cycle entered into the show, participants will also need to submit proof of valid insurance and registration. New to the show is the addition of bikes!


Chili/Salsa Contest:


Environmental Health forms are required by the County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health and must be submitted with your Chili/Salsa Registration. Any Chili Cook without the completed forms will not be allowed into the competition. The Temporary Food Facility Operators Guide will help explain regulations for temporary food booths and is for your reference only. You do not need to send with your registration.

Temporary Food Facility Operators Guide


Sponsorship Opportunities:

With its rich history, thousands of guests annually attend the Chili Cook-Off and Car/Cycle Show presented by the Arlington Business Partnership and the 700+ businesses of the Arlington Business Improvement District. Whether it means sponsoring the Main Stage or the Kids’ Zone, the perfect area is waiting for you to promote your product or services to our loyal attendees. Our sponsorship opportunities are adaptable to meet the needs of your organization.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Chili Cook-Off and Car/Cycle Show, please contact us today!

Maartin Rossouw, Event & Sponsorship Coordinator

Arlington Business Partnership

P.O. Box 7338, Riverside, CA 92513

951.509.1100 | 951.509.6802 FAX


The Arlington Business Partnership is always seeking volunteers. If you are at least 16 years old and are interested in being a part of the Arlington Business Partnership’s Chili Cook-Off and Car/Cycle Show complete and submit your application today!

Volunteers are the backbone of every event and without these dedicated individuals; the Chili Cook-off & Car/Cycle Show could not successfully operate.

We depend on your commitment. Your presence and prompt arrival are absolutely necessary.



2016 Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Contest Winners

 Restaurant Chili Cook:

Law’s Restaurant

 Community Chili Cook:

Inland Empire Derby Divas

Open Salsa Contest:

Christian Life Center

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