Plan to Attend Saturday's Tailgate and Chili Cook Off

The all-campus tailgate and chili cook off will be held Saturday, September 15 prior to the Prairie Wolves' football evening game.

This event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on the NWU practice field. It is free for students and $5 for employees. The dining hall will be closed Saturday evening.

The event will also feature music, yard games, prizes, the chili cook-off, and other entertainment. Following the tailgate, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to cheer on the football team as they face off against Morningside College.

Chili Cook-Off Information:

The chili entries will be blind judged by a panel of students, faculty and staff. The winning chili recipe will be judged and announced at the tailgate and will be featured at the University dining hall next week. Any individuals submitting chili will receive free entrance into the tailgate.


  • Participants must arrive at the dining hall, located on the upper level of the Student Center, by 4:40 p.m. to register their chili.
  • The chili will be served to the judges at 5 p.m. Participants will be responsible for keeping the chili at an appropriate temperature until judging. It is recommended that chili should be stored in a Crockpot or insulated container.
  • A list of ingredients and preparation steps must be submitted upon registration.
  • Participants must prepare chili prior to the event and will need to supply their own ingredients and cooking equipment.
  • All chili cooks may be required to eat a spoonful of their own chili from their judging cup before turning it in for judging.
  • Participants must make at least 10 cups of chili for judging. All serving utensils will be supplied onsite.

This tailgate and chili cook off is sponsored by Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Student Affairs Senate.

For more information, contact: Erin Morettes, Paul Hubert or Ben Schilling

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