2023 Crosslake Days - Chili Cookoff

Saturday, September 30, 2023 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (CDT)


National Loon Center representatives, Starr Bockenthien, Milt Bighley and Brenda Charpentier chose the following winners in the 2023 Judges Choice Chili Cook-off Competition!

2023 Chili Cook-Off Judges Choice

1st Place - Squirrelly Mama

2nd Place - Crosslake Rental

3rd Place - Zorbaz

More than 430 votes were cast and the following winners were chosen in the 2023 Peoples Choice Chili Cook-off Competition!

2023 Chili Cook-Off Peoples Choice

1st Place - Tremolo Communications

2nd Place - Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living

3rd Place - RiverWood Bank

We're celebrating for more than 35 years as Crosslake Businesses mix up their special chili recipes and this year's competition is going to be HOT, as businesses vye for the Golden Ladles and bragging rights!  We're bringing in self proclaimed culinary enthusiasts from the National Loon Center, who will determine who wins the Crosslake Days Chili Cook-off title. The Peoples Choice award is determined by hundreds of samplers, and often a tougher crowd to please! Be sure to download the Crosslake App to your mobile device and vote for your favorite!


  • 14 Lakes Brewing Company
  • 66 Marine North
  • Andy's Bar & Grill
  • Crosslake Coffee
  • Crosslake Community School
  • Crosslake American Legion Post #500
  • Crosslake Flooring Inc.
  • Crosslake Log Church
  • Crosslake Rental
  • Crosswoods Development
  • Dairy Queen - Crosslake
  • Grand Champion Meats
  • JAG Interior Solutions
  • Key Wellness
  • Kicks the Art Place
  • Lake Country Crafts & Cones
  • Manhattan's @ Whitefish Lodge & Suites
  • Maucieri's
  • Maverick Boutique
  • Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church
  • Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
  • National Loon Center
  • Northern MN Railroad Heritage Assn.
  • Northland Sotheby's International Realty
  • Outlet Recreation.Com Marine
  • Ox Lake Tavern
  • Riverside Supper Club
  • RiverWood Bank
  • Shoppe 218
  • Simply Rustic Floral Design
  • Squirrelly Mama
  • The Cedar Chest
  • The Wharf
  • Tremolo Communication
  • US Army Corps Recreation Area
  • Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living
  • Zorbaz


Crosslake, MN 56442
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Cindy Myogeto
(218) 692-4027
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Saturday, September 30, 2023 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (CDT)

11:45 AM - Deadline for delivery of Chili to the Chamber for Judges Choice entry

12 - 3 PM - Free samples available at participating businesses

3 PM -  Peoples Choice voting deadline  

4 PM - Trophies awarded to winning businesses

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