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2nd Quarter 2017 Chili Cookoffs: (coming soon)


  • Caddo Area Council Boy Scout HOMESTYLE Chili Cookoff @ Texarkana, TX
  • Mississippi State - Crossroads Chili Cookoff @ Corinth, MS - Historic Corinth Depot
  • Perris Valley Chili Cookoff @ Perris, CA - American Legion Post 595


  • Lake Havasu Boat Show & Chili Cookoff @ Lake Havasu City, AZ - Windsor Beach State Park
  • Red Bluff Roundup @ Red Bluff, CA - Historic Downtown Red Bluff
  • South Carolina Chili Cookoff Championship @ Belton, SC Main Street Belton


  • Texas State Chili Cookoff @ Dallas, TX - Southern Methodist University


  • Arkansas State Chili Cookoff @ Holiday Island, AR - Holiday Island Country Club
  • Main Street Heat Chili Cookoff @ Mt. Airy, MD - Historic Downtown


  • Michigan State @ Redford Township, MI - Hubert-Fortie-O'Grady VFW Post
  • North Carolina Pickle Festival HOMESTYLE Chili Cookoff @ Mount Olive, NC
  • Sunshine Foundation Chili Cookoff @ Davenport, FL - Sunshine Foundation Dream Vill
  • The New York State Chili Cookoff @ Staten Island, NY - Historic Richmond Town


  • Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Chili Cookoff & Classic Car Show @ Thousand Oaks, CA - Conejo Creek North


  • Lake Park Chili Cookoff @ Lake Park, FL - Kelsey Park
  • New England Regional Chili Cookoff @ Somers, CT - Pleasant View Cafe & Golf




  • Cruise for Sight Car Show and Chili Cookoff @ Redlands, CA - Sylvan Park


  • Chili on the Comstock Chili Cookoff @ Virginia City, NV - "C" Street
  • Utah State @ St. George, UT - St. George Town Square


  • Virginia City Regional Chili Cookoff @ Virginia City, NV - "C" Street


  • Catalina Island Chili Cookoff @ Avalon, CA - South Beach
  • Lincoln Prairie Trail Cookoff @ Taylorville, IL - Palomino Club
  • New Jersey State Chili Cookoff @ Toms River, NJ - Washington Street
  • Old Town Elk Grove Chili Cookoff & HOMESTYLE @ Elk Grove, CA - Old Town Elk Grove Festival


  • Southside Chili Shuffle Cookoff @ Taylorville, IL - Palomino Club


  • California State Cookoff @ Riverside, CA - Arlington Village
  • The Palmetto State Chili Cookoff @ Fountain Inn, SC - Main Street




  • Huntington Beach Elks Regional @ Huntington Beach, CA - HB Elks Lodge
  • Wheeling Feeling Regional & Homestyle @ Wheeling, WV - Heritage Port Waterfront
  • Wild Willies Regional @ Omaha, NE - Dodge Park


  • George's Ride & Chilifest @ Southington, CT - Cadilac Ranch Restaurant
  • Molloy's District @ Colma, CA - Historical Old Molloy's
  • Nebraska State @ Omaha, NE - Dodge Park
  • Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff @ Tustin, CA - Tustin Old Town


  • Missouri State @ Clarksville, MO - Riverfront Park
  • Route 66 Chili Cookoff @ Flagstaff, AZ - Thorpe Park


  • Arizona State @ Flagstaff, AZ - Thorpe Park


  • Cook's Corner Regional Chili Cookoff @ Trabuco Canyon, CA - Cook's Corner Bar & Pub
  • Sangamon County Fair Regional Chili Cookoff @ New Berlin, IL - Sangamon County Fair Regional
  • Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff @ Charleston, WV - Haddad Riverfront Park


  • Maryland State - WTMD Rock & Roll Chili Bowl @ Towson, MD - Plaza
  • Mountain State Chili Cookoff @ Sandpoint, ID - Trinity at City Beach


  • Idaho State @ Sandpoint, ID - Trinity at City Beach





Eat More Chilies



We have continued our best deal ever on our one-of-a-kind Arizona Chile Poster through this Spring! Two posters for the price of one AND no tax AND no shipping! See the deal on our gifts webpage listed above!

It's tax season. And to help out this is our best deal ever! Purchase any number of Arizona Chile Posters and get one free, plus free shipping in the lower 48, and we cover the tax! 1) A FREE poster, 2) NO shipping, 3) NO tax! It's never been better than this deal right here. Take advantage before the heat burns this deal up...

See our images, products, work, or the like elsewhere online or in print? Please let us know at the "contact" link above. We kindly request anyone interested in using our work, products, or any of our other copyrighted material to contact us PRIOR to using or obtaining our material. Unfortunately some of our copyrighted work has ended up in illegal and unauthorized widespread use. It is against the law to use others copyrighted work and we unfortunately have had to resort to the legal process to protect our work and our livelihood. Please contact us for permission prior to any use or duplication of our work. And if you see our work elsewhere, we kindly ask you alert us as to what and where it is being illegally used. Thank you!

Have a Chili Cookoff or related event coming up? Why not advertise your chili cookoff, salsa competition, chile festival, pepper event, or products at! We have several advertisement spots available on the web site, including right on the home page! Get your event seen and known! Contact us for rates.

If you don't see daily updates here it is likely because we are also busy with our day job. We are photographers by trade and are often on the go. However, your orders are still likely to go out often the same day. This is a fun 'escape' for us, but we still take it seriously. If you have any questions or would like to make an order, don't hesitate. Eat More Chiles has been around since 2008! Our products and the Arizona Chile Poster are still hot sellers with our posters being shipped across the world!

Due to it's popularity, we are continuing the FREE poster offer through the Fall of 2016! Visit our gifts page to find out how...

We would like to thank the thousands of chile pepper fans out there who have given the gift of, as well as made the Arizona Chile Poster a part of their home! What we created as a fun side project from a photo story we did a few years back has turned into something we have been able to share with chile heads around the world! Thank you for your continued support!

The Arizona Chile Poster makes for a great gift this holiday season. Head on over to our GIFTS page to get a free poster included in your poster order... for a limited time only!

Thank you to all those who purchased the Arizona Chile Poster in July in honor of our fallen heroes -- the Granite Mountain Hot Shot firefighting crew. Thank you so much for all of your support!

The fallen Arizona wildland fire fighters hits us close to home. Not just geographically, but personally as well. We met and knew a number of those inspiring brave fellows who were taken from us far too soon on June 30th doing what they loved. In honor of these amazing folks, whatever amount you spend purchasing the Arizona Chile Poster in July- down to the penny - we will donate to charity in their honor. Even if you don't purchase a poster, we hope you consider donating as well. These heros and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. Taken from us far too soon, they will live on forever.

Well, with temps in the southwest dropping well below freezing one week and mid 80's the next, chile peppers, along with most other fruits and vegetables have been through the extremes this winter. While jalapenos and habaneros have trouble with the cold, varieties of the bell or manzano pepper can handle it better. Your best bet is to over winter the pepper plants or move them inside where temps won't hurt or kill your plants!

If you have a chili cook off or event you would like posted on, shoot us an email with your event's info!

We're sweating bullets with temps hitting in the 110's here in the southwest! Since we're already dripping hot, we figured why not beat the heat by making some of our own killer hot salsa! So, why not kick up the heat in your home with an Arizona Chile Poster!

We just received a few wonderful items from our friends over at Just Simply Good Stuff! Check out their website, see what they have to offer, check out their recipes, and try their award winning Chile Chili while you're at it! Just Simply AWESOME!

Winter here in the Southwest sure has been mild. As temperatures begin to climb towards the summer, we are looking forward to things getting HOT! Why not get a jump start on summer by taking home an Arizona Chile Poster while you still can!

Summer is HERE! It's a hot one with temperatures toppin' out at 114! And even hotter heat index temps throughout the US! June and July usually bring the heat across the U.S., especially here in the Southwest. Our Summer Poster Special is going on, so take advantage before this hot deal goes cold!

It's April now and there was recently snow out East while the Southwest is nearing 100 degrees! What the?! Whatever the weather is like where you live, there's nothing better than kicking things up a notch with the fabulous hot and spicy Arizona Chile Poster.

Have a Chili Cookoff coming up? Don't see it on our quarterly list of cookoffs? Send us an email with the date, name of event, city, and location, and we will get it right up!

With autumn right around the corner, many are beginning to prepare for a long, cold, dreadful winter. Not the Arizona Chile Poster! It's home state is still rocking triple digit, record breaking heat and wouldn't mind sharing a bit of it with you. So, why not grab an Arizona Chile Pepper Poster or two as a gift for yourself, family, or friends to help fight off the inevitable cold, dreary months ahead?! Bring on the heat!

GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT... AND SPICY! With summertime's blazing heat in full effect across North America, why not kicked it up an extra degree or two and pick up an Arizona Chile Poster for you, your family, or your friends?! Just this week posters have been sent across the US, from coast to coast, but several also made their way across the Atlantic to chile pepper fans in the Netherlands!

The Arizona Chile Poster is HOT! This SPICY fine art chili poster isn't just for chile lovers in Arizona... it's for everyone! A number of posters have recently been sent not just throughout the USA, but across the world! Just this week 2 more great Arizona Chile Posters traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark! No matter where you are across the world, why not make the Arizona Chile Poster a part of your home or a wonderful gift for family and friends!

Got a great chile pepper recipe? Why not submit it for a chance to win a free Arizona Chile Pepper Poster and be entered to be a part of our chile pepper cookbook due out soon! Or, if you need some ideas, check out our Recipes page for a few of our favorite dishes!

If you have a chili cookoff or other chile pepper related event you would like included in our quarterly cook off list, fire on over an email with the event name, info, location, and contact info and we'd be happy to post it with the other upcoming chili cook-offs and chile events! Whether you're from Arizona, New Mexico, the Southwest, throughout the United States, or across the world, just click on the contact link at the top of any of our pages here at We look forward to hearing from you and don't forget to EAT MORE CHILES!

Our friends from Haunts of Hidden River Haunted Hayrides in Brownsburg, Indiana are sponsoring the Haunted Chili Cookoff October 10, 2009 at the Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg! If you would like to participate or to find out more information on the event, visit their website here and click on the red chile pepper on the right side of the page. All the money raised during this event goes straight back to the town to help pay for Christmas lights, fireworks, and other festive things around the community. Check them out!

**A special thanks to all those who visited the booth at the Route 66 Regional in Flagstaff, AZ and the Arizona State Chili Cookoff in Payson, Arizona. Talk about a wonderful weekend-- beautiful weather and droves of great people-- all helped to make for a successful, and insanely fun weekend for the crew at We would like to give an extra special thanks to Paul Whitney in Flagstaff and Linda Mathiesen from Mazatzal Casino in Payson for putting on two awesome events! Check back soon for updates on the upcoming events you can spot the Arizona Chile Poster at and visit the crew from Stay tuned!**

June 13th, 2009 - The boys from will be at the Route 66 Regional this weekend at Thorpe Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. Come check our booth out, say hello, and see the Arizona Chile Poster first hand!

June 14th, 2009 - Again, will have a booth at the 2009 Arizona State Chili Cookoff at Mazatzal Casino in Payson, AZ. Stop b y and pick up a couple of chile posters!

International News:

Only Time Magazine could come up with this one:  Chile Peppers & Global Warming. Duh?!

Here's one for "Don't Try This At Home!" A chef dies after eating a super hot chile in England.

What do chili pepper pain receptors and irritable bowel syndrome have in common? Yup, as you probably guessed, this research comes straight from the United Kingdom.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States ranked fifth in pepper production in 2007, the latest year gathered. China is by far the largest producer, followed by Turkey and Mexico.

Time Magazine headline writers had fun with this one: Red Hot Chili Peppers turn 6,000 years old! Sounds like a tabloid headline, but this is a little bit of science and a little bit of history.

Okay, maybe the debate over which is the hottest pepper on earth is over. Well, at least for now.

Mexicans are getting a little hot under the collar over an invasion of Chinese chiles, USA Today reports. Ay Carumba!

National News:

Most of us who enjoy eating chile peppers do so for their great taste and health benefits, but most of all for their HEAT! However, for those who aren't tough enough to handle chili pepper spice, here's a link with a few tips from Indiana's Newscenter on how to cool HOT chiles down.

Here are a few interesting tips on growing your own red hot chili peppers.

Is the new United States President Barack Obama, a chili fan? You betcha! Obama stopped by Washington D.C.'s famous Ben's Chili Bowl just before taking office. But, would President Obama eat free?

Straight from the heart of Texas, scientists from Texas A&M have spent the better part of the past few years helping to develop new hybrid chile plants with intent to help U.S. chili farmers produce a tastier, healthier, and more productive chilli crop.

As it turns out, you better think twice before attempting to fight off an army of attacking naked mole rats with chile peppers or pepper spray. And you thought you were safe!

Forget Tylenol. Forget Advil. Forget Morphine! A new hot chili-pepper-based anesthetic may offer better pain relief during childbirth, surgery, or other painful situations than conventional anesthetics, CBS News reports.

We all know the burn chile peppers can give us. But what does that have in common with tarantula venom?

Heat is good. Chile heat, that is! A chile's ability to burn protects the chile itself AND helps our species as well. Sounds like a win-win to us.

And, along this same line of "survival of the fittest" is an interesting piece on peppers defending themselves from infections and insects, from Talk of the Nation radio show. In addition, the University of Florida paid a visit to Arizona to study this survival mechanism.

The United States International Trade Commission published their November 2007 report monitoring U.S. pepper import and exports. You can download the full .PDF of the report here.

So really, what is the correct spelling of Chiles or Chilis or is it Chilies? From one of our favorite spice blogs at

Arizona News:

Arizona had been working on a new state slogan to entice tourists-- and their money-- to visit the hot state. This joke web site pulls some of the funnier slogans from the story in the Arizona Republic that didn't quite make the cut, including several chili pepper references. 

Chile Peppers: The Science Behind The Spice - a National Public Radio interview with Arizona chile farmer Ed Curry and Jean England Neubauer, owner of Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department posts an Arizona chili plant abstract .PDF online. Not very exciting, but a lot of information for that extreme chili pepper lover.

The Phoenix area's East Valley Tribune turns to a chili logo to represent its own web site just as the chile represents a taste of the Southwest.

Where does the good stuff in salsa come from? Find out from this NPR Science Friday program and video. If you've had supermarket salsa, you've probably eaten one of Ed Curry's chile peppers. He's a top pepper breeder in Southeast Arizona just down the road from where Geronimo and Cochise once played cowboys-and-indians. Visit Ed's farm and find out how the heat gets in chiles.

National Public Radio's Weekend Edition features a piece on Arizona's Wild Chile Botanical Preserve and a closer look at the chiltepin pepper.


Even More Chile Pepper Facts!

variety of chili peppers. photo by Ryan Stevenson

© Ryan B. Stevenson


• In the country of Chile, chiles are actually known as ají.

• Ed Curry of the Curry Seed & Chile Company in Pearce, Arizona grows about 90% of the seeds for the green chile industry in the United States.

• Chiles comprise over 12 percent of the country’s daily diet.

• Chiles are healthy! Peppers are low in sodium and calories and are cholesterol free. Chilis are a good source of vitamins A, B, C, and E, folic acid, and potassium.

• Eating chiles can help with digestion. The capsaicin in chiles increases gastric secretions and the flow of saliva, both combining to ease the digestion process.

• The world’s largest chile ristra was created in September of 2008 at the New Mexico State Fair. The string of chiles took 5 hours and 45 minutes to create, measured 157.7 feet in length, and weighed a hefty 3,250 pounds!