Are you coming to the Cook-off? Consider being a volunteer.


Receive Free admission, a Cook-off volunteer t-shirt and three drink Tokens for volunteering your time to one of 2 shifts.

AM from 10-2:30 PM 1:30-5:30. Volunteers are always needed for a variety of jobs.

We couldn’t make this event successful without you. If interested either sign up on the website or email

Thank You,

Bill Seidler
Chili Cook-Off Committee


  • The HART Center
  • Guthrie Memorial Library – Hanover’s Public Library
  • Friends of Codorus State Park
  • Adams/Hanover Counseling Services
  • Adams County SPCA
  • Hanover Area Council of Churches
  • Jarrett Peck Heart Fund
  • Kitz & Katz Animal Foundation

Thanks to all Sponsors, Donors, Cooks and Volunteers who make this all possible!


The Hanover Chili Cook Off is a community staple for family entertainment, chili tasting, raising funds for local nonprofit organizations, built around the PA State Chili Cooking Championship. Local bands, The Kelly Bell Band, a magician, a juggler, a face painter and many varieties of chili are the highlights of the day. Good food and beverage concessions too!