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Parrish Heritage Festival & Chili Cook-Off
Parrish Chili Cookoff, March 9, 2023 Parrish FL

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Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Florida Railroad Museum

Parade 10am-11am ~ Festival and Chili-Cook-off 11am – 3pm

The Parrish Civic Association is very excited to bring once again the annual Parrish Heritage Festival & Chili Cookoff to the local community! This event has grown every year with 2023 being the best year yet. The PCA was able to raise over $32,000 in profit last year, monies that are put directly back into the community for positive benefits such as beautification of the area, more community events, publication of the Parrish Village Newspaper, monthly meetings and county initiatives.

With all the growth coming into the area, the PCA is looking to build a community center.  This year we invite you to partner with us so that we may attain our goal of reaching $50,000 in profit to try and make this a reality!

This event would not be possible without the generosity of amazing sponsors such as yourself!

We offer many different sponsorship opportunities, each offering several ways to promote your business to the local community.  So please take a look at the sponsorships available and join us in making this year better than ever!


Grand Prize: Teal Turtle

1st Place:  Parrish Elks

2nd Place:  Jimmy Claws

3rd Place:  Belt Salon


Parade Winners:

1st Place:  FORZA

2nd Place:  Parrish Community High School

3rd Place:  Phoenix Xtreme


Best Fire Dept.:  Duette Fire Department

Best School:  Southeast High School

People’s Choice:  Neal Communities

Spirit Booth:  FORZA

the dive bombers parrish chili cookoff


The Divebombers

The Divebombers are an Americana trio that consists of two guitars and an upright bass. Two of the members alternate vocal duties and they play a few instrumental tunes that feature some very fancy guitar playing. They perform cover tunes by artists like Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jerry Reed. 

2024 Sponsorships

Check out the full sponsorship opportunities and details by clicking the image below.

Purchase your sponsorships by clicking the levels below in the Festival & Cook-Off Store.

2024 Vendor Opportunities

Click these links below for the full vendor details.

Non-Food Vendor

Food Truck Vendor

Purchase your vendor spots by clicking the vendor buttons below in the Festival & Cook-Off Store.

2024 Chili Competition

ENTRY: Early Bird Team Registration ($200.00 before 1/15/2024) OR Team Registration ($250.00 after 1/16/2024)

OPTIONAL ADD ON: Tent Package $250.00 (this is IN ADDITION TO team registration costs) (This package includes utensils, tent, tables, chairs, pots and two burners)

  • Booth spaces are 12’ x 12’.
  • Location of your booth will be determined by order of application and payment received. A Team Meeting will be held close to the date of the Chili Cook Off in which each team will be afforded the opportunity to pick its placement based on the order of when the application AND payment was received by each team.
  • Each entry includes sample cups and spoons for teams to serve chili to attendees.
  • If your team needs a tent, utensils, chairs, pots and burners, you MUST use the Tent Package option above and pay both the Team Registration fee AND the Tent Package fee.
  • Those wishing to use their own tents, must bring the tent out the night prior to the event to insure placement and the tent cannot exceed 10×10 in size.
  • Each team will supply its own chili ingredients for 10 to 15 gallons of chili. Each team will also supply any additional utensils, pots, aprons and miscellaneous items needed that are not provided in the Tent Package (if you requested the Tent Package). Those who do not request and pay for the Tent Package will provide everything necessary as those teams will only be provided a 12’ x 12’ space, spoons and serving cups.
  • As part of the entry fee, each team will be provided with ten (10) tickets for use by team members and volunteers at each booth. Additional tickets can be purchased as needed.

Register by clicking the competition button in the Festival & Cook-Off Store below. OR do it the old fashioned way by downloading the 2024 Registration Form.

Want to Be In the Parade?

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m. Line-up will start at 9:00 a.m.

There is no charge to participate in the parade, but we will request that each participant sign a waiver for liability insurance requirements. 

If you would like to participate or have questions about the parade, please contact me at (941) 812-5291. To register you will need to sign and mail the waiver form.

Cynthia Chin, Parade Co-chairman

Please direct all questions regarding the chili cook-off and sponsorships to Jennifer Hamey 

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We are looking for a few good men and women to help with the event!

Volunteer to work a a shift to work and get an official 2024 T-shirt!

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