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Firefighter Chili Cook-Off

  • Parker Ranch Unnamed Road Waimea, HI, 96743 United States (map)

Join HWMO for a barn-good time with tasty chili and good music under the stars on Saturday, August 26 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Parker Ranch (behind soccer fields and arena) in Waimea (Kamuela).

Four firefighter teams from Hawaii Fire Department and U.S. Army-Garrison, Fire and Emergency Services will face off in a chili cooking competition that will be judged by none other than Sam Choy! There is also a people's choic award for the best chili. That's where you come in!

Chili Tasting! (Vote for your favorite firehouse chili)
Silent Auction!
Much more...and all for a great cause!

Tickets are $40 and include dinner, drinks, and dessert.

For $300, you can reserve a VIP Table for 6. A VIP table gets you an extra alcoholic drink per person and guaranteed seating near the front of the event (seating otherwise is first come first serve).

Kids under 10 free!

$10 discount per ticket for fire and emergency personnel and families.

For tickets, visit:

We encourage everyone to buy tickets early to ensure a smooth registration process.

If you have questions, contact us at (808) 885-0900 or


Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Overall Event Sponsors:

Parker Ranch
Big Island Candies
Edmund C Olson Trust No II

Food Sponsors:

Mamane Street Bakery - Donating baked goods
KTA - Donating rice and dessert
Lilikoi Garden Café - Donating salad
Tommy Bahama - Donating veggie chili
Kona Brewing Company - Donating beer
Waimea Coffee Company - Donating coffee
Hemp2o - Donating non-alcoholic beverage
Sustainable Island Products - Donating plates/cutlery