Sturgis: Inaugural Chipster Thundering Buffalo Chili Cook-Off


Sturgis: Inaugural Chipster Thundering Buffalo Chili Cook-Off2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip invites area chili connoisseurs and cooks to the inaugural “Chipster Thundering Buffalo Chili Cook-Off” on Saturday, Aug. 3.

This event is part of the Chip’s newest attraction, the Outdoor Rendezvous, which runs Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4 on the East end of the Sturgis campground.

The outdoor expo is free to the public and for a $5 donation to the Meals Wheels guests can sample the all chili cook-off flavors, as event proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels program of Western South Dakota Senior Services.

Registration is still open to compete in the Buffalo Chili Cook-off. The Western Buffalo Company brings local flavor to this competition by providing South Dakota buffalo for each contestant to feature as the main ingredient in his or her pot. Chili preparation occurs on site beginning at 10 a.m., with the event opening for sampling from 4-6 pm. Guests may sample as many of the contestants’ chili recipes as they would like, then vote for their favorites.

Rod Woodruff (President, Sturgis Buffalo Chip) says: “The Buffalo Chip appreciates the opportunity to assist in raising money for Meals on Wheels by hosting this Buffalo Chili cook-off. South Dakota Buffalo might just be the healthiest red meat and I personally look forward to taste testing the many unique recipes that these contestants are cooking up.”

Both trained and amateur cooks are encouraged to participate in this mouth-watering cook-off. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and for as best decorated chili cook-off kitchen display. To participating in the Chipster Thundering Buffalo Chili Cook-Off, contact Marcia Mayer with the Rapid City Meals on Wheels program at or 605-394-6002.

In addition to the Chipster Thundering Buffalo Chili Cook-Off, the Buffalo Chip’s Outdoor Rendezvous offers a variety of specialty vendors, a barbecue competition and special appearances by Xtreme Shooter, Patrick Flanigan, and drag racer, Andie Gaskins. The outdoor expo outdoor oriented events are just a taste of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s nine-day Motorcycle and Music Festival which also includes the Guns of Freedom shooting event and the Motorcycles As Art exhibit, not to mention performances from bands including Queensrÿche, The Cult, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Buckcherry, Pop Evil and more.

Campground admission passes may be purchased for the entire festival or any portion thereof by visiting  Concerts are free with camping, and passes also grant guests access to the Bikini Beach swim paradise, 25 bars, thrilling exhibits, and outrageous events. The 32nd annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival runs July 29 through Aug. 11, 2013. More details are available at or by calling (605) 347-9000.