Cambria Chili Cook-Off, Car and Bike Show


Chili is one food that tends to bring out a competitive spirit in people. From Texas, where they claim to have originated the dish, to the unique variation from Cincinnati, regional chili rivalries exist all over the country. Why people get so defensive about their particular recipe is hard to know, but one thing’s for sure… all this competition makes for some great chili cook-offs.


If you want to attend a chili cook-off with a twist, check out Cambria’s Chili-Cook off, Car & Motorcycle Show, which takes place on April 18th at the Cambria Vets Hall and Pinedorado Parade Grounds. This unique  event combines the delicious delights of a chili-cook off with the fun atmosphere of a car show!


Fast Cars and Slick Bikes

From motor heads and weekend mechanics to complete novices, the car and motorcycle show can be a great experience for anyone. You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate a beautiful classic car. It makes for a great family outing as well, maybe you’ll inspire a love of automobiles in you kids! Show up between 10am to 1pm and you’ll be able to vote for your favorite car and motorcycle. Best of all, it’s free to attend.


Hot Chili and Cold Beer

$10 gets you not only a sample of the chilis but also gives you a voice in deciding the winner.  Sampling and voting will take place between noon and 3pm while testers sample and vote for their favorite batch. Of course, after sampling all that spicy chili, what better way to cool off your palette than with a cold beer?  Luckily a beer tasting, which is also $10, runs concurrently with the cook-off.


Other Entertainment

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the event, win your great prizes throughout the afternoon. Of course, an event like this will have live music and an atmosphere you’d expect at any large social gathering.


If it’s your first time in Cambria be sure to tour the town, it’s actually been named ” one of America’s Most beautiful towns’ by Forbes magazine. It’s also just a short drive from San Simeon, home of the boutique destination, The Morgan Hotel.



Cambria Chili Cook Off and Motorcycle Show

Where: Cambria Vets’ Hall parking lot and Pinedorado Parade Grounds; 1000 Main St, Cambria California

When: April 18th (10am-3pm)

Admission: Free, $10 to enter beer or chili tasting

Contact: 927-3624




The Morgan

A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast, The Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, The Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4 miles from the Visitor Center. 9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805-927-3878.