Greater Cincinnati Firefighter Games and Cincinnati Chilifest

Greater Cincinnati Firefighter Games 

and Cincinnati Chilifest


May 2nd – 4th

Newport Riverboat Row - Festival Park

Awards and Prizes!

    Multiple Chili Cook-offs, Live Music, Firefighter Games, Equipment Display!

  Proceeds to benefit the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati and the    

Northern Kentucky Fire Memorial

Check below for more information on each event and how to enter


Parade Information

- Join in the Fire Apparatus parade through the heart of Newport Saturday morning 11AM

- Parade starting at Newport Fire Headquarters (10th and Monmouth) traveling down Monmouth to the Festival Park

Greater Cincinnati  Chilifest 

- Entry fees do apply: Home Style $30.00; Salsa $20.00; Verde $30.00; Red $40.00

- To Register : visit the  International Chili Society website ( or contact Geo Phelps of Chili Rocks at  Phone 513-207-1085

- Prizes

o   Red Chili Prizes          $ 1000.00 1st;  $300.00 2nd;  $100.00 3rd

o   Verde Prizes                  $500.00 1st;  $150.00 2nd;   $50.00 3rd

o   Salsa Prizes                    $300.00 1st;  $100.00 2nd;  $50.00 3rd   

o   Home Style Prizes         $300.00 1st;  $100.00 2nd;  $50.00 3rd

o   Best Booth Prizes         $100.00 1st;   $50.00 2nd

- Cooks to provide their own tents, tables, chairs, etc.

Greater Cincinnati Firefighter Games

- Registration is free

-Registration deadline is April 28th. Contact Chief Gary Auffart, Newport Fire Department, (859) 292-3647 gauffart@Newportky.Gov

-Teams to consist of 4 members, competing in 3 events.

-Events: Water ball, Bucket Brigade, Tug-of-War

-Event Times: Friday Practice 6-8PM, Saturday Preliminary rounds starting at 1300, Sunday Finals starting 1400; Awards to follow: Traveling and Individual Trophies

Hotel  accommodations

Comfort Suites $99.00- $109.00.  Phone (859) 291-6700. Group rate (Chili Cookoff)