Chile Pepper Eating Contest

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Can you Handle the Heat?

If you think you are up for the challenge join as at the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-off on Nov. 12th at 1pm in Alameda Park on the Main Stage.

The substance that makes a Chile so hot is called Capsaicin. Pure Capsaicin is rated somewhere between 15,000,000-16,000,000 Scoville heat units. To put Scoville heat units (SU) in a better prospective, a jalapeno is rated 2,500-8,000 Scoville heat units compared to a Habanero which is rated 100,000-325,000 Scoville heat units. Our competition will have you eating one pepper per round stepping up to a higher Scoville heat each time. Last Man or Woman standing wins! See Prizes below

Click on the link below for the Rules, Waiver & Registration form

Chile Pepper Eating Contest Entry Form

2015 Event Photos!

Thank You to Everyone Who Participated it was Great Fun to Watch!

1st $100 → 2nd $50 → 3rd $25


Enter to win great prizes and bragging rights!
Entry Fee is $10 and all proceeds go to benefit the United Way of Otero County and the work they do to benefit our local nonprofits, Children, Seniors & Families.
We are only accepting the first 12 contests who enter and submit their entry fee

What can I win if I enter?
All Contestants will recieve a special gift from Albertsons Market as well as a pint of milk for after the contest.

  • Top 5 Contestants will receive an Event T-shirt
  • Third Place will also receive $25 cash
  • Second Place will receive $50 cash
  • First Place will receive $100 cash

For questions call Michelle at 575-437-8400 or email at michelleb@uwoterocounty.org