Thank you all who attended!

See you next year at the
2nd Annual Great San Francisco Chili Cook-Off!


Enjoy your favorite craft beer and wine, music, and outdoor games as you taste a variety of chili from 30+ professional and amateur teams competing for the Best Chili in the Bay!  Enjoy the sun and fun right by the bay as you take in picturesque views of sailboats and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Family fun is encouraged with games, face painting & more. The family dog is also welcomed!

Prefer the finer things in life? VIP tickets are available for purchase, providing an area to enjoy the sights and relax while sipping specialty drinks.

All proceeds from this event support at-risk Bay Area youth, organized by the Guardsmen, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since 1947, the Guardsmen have supported Bay Area youth by providing attendance to summer camps and educational scholarships. Come enjoy some family fun and amazing food, all while making a difference in an underprivileged child's life. We look forward to seeing you there!


Event Details

The Marina Green
Marina Green Dr
San Francisco, CA 94123

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT


The Guardsmen

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Who are The Guardsmen?
The Guardsmen is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk youth across the Bay Area. Each year, we send more than 2,500 youths to outdoor education programs and provide scholarships for more than 250 students to attend private schools. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Guests must be 21 or older to purchase VIP tickets; both tickets and valid ID's are required at the door for check-in - no exceptions. There is no age limit for general admission.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is limited parking around the Marina Green however there is parking around the Marina Triangle and in Fort Mason!

What is the refund policy?
As we are a charity, tickets are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your tickets to a friend using Eventbrite.

What's The Guardsmen's IRS status and the Fair Market Value of the event?
The Guardsmen is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation registered under Taxpayer Identification Number 94-1196194. In exchange for this ticket purchase and/or donation, you received goods and services of $10 for GA, $30 for VIP, $0 for donation.

What should I wear?
Fun in the sun, dress for the weather and if sunny don’t forget your sunscreen!

Upgrading your ticket
You can transfer to a different ticket type up to one week before the event or until availability of the new, upgraded ticket sells out. Please note that VIP Tickets are extremely limited and that you will have to pay the difference of the cost between your ticket and the current cost of the upgraded ticket at the time of purchase.

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Are there any other restrictions to enter event?
No outside food or beverage will be allowed in.