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Roscoe's Chili Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I've seen "RCC" on event blogs and the numerous great reveiws of Roscoe's Chili Challenge... what is "RCC"?

  1. Where can I park my bike while at the RCC?

  1. I'm not going to take my bike; can I park my cage (car/truck) on the RCC grounds?

  1. I plan on tent camping, can I stay on the Chili Challenge grounds?

  1. Tent camping isn't for me, I'm bringing my camper/RV; can I stay on the RCC grounds?

  1. I plan on checking out Roscoe's Chili Challenge, but I'm not much of a tent camper... are there any hotels or other options nearby?

  1. If I pay for admission, and leave the event, can I get back into the event?

  1. What ammenaties are avaialble at the event?

  1. I love taking pictures and video.  Can I bring both my cameras?

  2. I want to be a vendor at Roscoe's Chili Challenge, what do I need to know, and who do I contact?

  3. Can I bring my dog to the event?

Roscoe's Chili Challenge

  1. I've seen "RCC" on event blogs and the numerous great reveiws of Roscoe's Chili Challenge... what is "RCC"?

"RCC" is simple; Roscoe's Chili Challenge!

  1. Where can I park my bike while at the RCC?

Motorcycle parking is included and welcome right on the event's grounds.

  1. I'm not going to take my bike; can I park my cage (car/truck) on the RCC grounds?

Sorry, no.  In order to protect the motorcycles on the RCC grounds, cars & trucks are not allowed in.  However, parking is available at one of the neighbors' locations.  They will have signs as you enter the neighborhood; costs may vary.

You need to RIDE A BIKE in the gate to tent camp on the RCC grounds!!

 

ROADSIDE PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED FOR ANY VEHICLE.

  1. I plan on tent camping, can I stay on the Chili Challenge grounds?

YES!!!! The cost of admission includes tent camping on the Roscoe Chili Challenge grounds in designated areas (don't worry, there's plenty of camping areas), AS LONG AS YOU RIDE A MOTORCYCLE IN (cage drivers may arrange for camping with the neighbors where they parked thier car/truck/RV).  There are limited showers, and plenty of portapottys.  As long as there is no Burn Ban in Polk County, RCC allows controlled fires at your campsite. 

Camping off the Roscoes Chili Challenge gournds may be arrainged with the neigbors (click HERE) but is not included in the RCC admission price. 

  1. Tent camping isn't for me, I'm bringing my camper/RV; can I stay on the RCC grounds?

No, but fret not!  Camper & RV parking for the event is provided by Roscoe's son & neighbors as close as next door!  They will have signs posted as you enter the neighborhood, but it is highly recommended to make advance arrangments with them.  No hookups are available unless specified by the them.  Contact info for them is available HERE.  Transportation from these areas is provided. However, transporters work for tips only.  Please don't forget to give them something to get a drink with later!

  1. I plan on checking out Roscoe's Chili Challenge, but I'm not much of a tent camper... are there any hotels or other options nearby?

Yes. Travelodge, 3425 US Hwy 98, N. Lakeland, FL 33809, (863)858-4481.  There are alsomany other hotels close, click HERE and search nearby for "hotels".

NOTE: If you're going to bring or rent an RV or Travel Trailer RV, make sure to contact Roscoe's son David or one of the neighbors (Click HERE for contact info) to reserve a spot for the RV!

  1. If I pay for admission, and leave the event, can I get back into the event?

Yes.  Once you pay for addmission, you will be issued a wristband.  This wristband will be your pass onto the event grounds.  As long as you leave it on for the duration of the event, you'll be allowed back into the event.

  1. What amenities are available at the event?

Roscoe's Chili Challenge offers not only a major Chili Challenge that Little Hank and Roscoe take part in, but the RCC also offers food vendors, beer, mini-bike races, slow races, porta-potty drag races, adult games, live music, the famos wet-t shirt compitition, arm wrestling compition, furtherst rider award, bike show prizes, a $2000 purse, free event patches to the first 2000 paid admissions, and of course, hundreds of biker babes!

  1. I love taking pictures and video.  Can I bring both my cameras?

Yes and No.  Still cameras are welcome; video cameras are not.  Additionally, by entring into the event, all participants/attendees are acknowleding that thier image(s) and/or likenesses may be used for future purposes without compensation.

  1. I want to be a vendor at Roscoe's Chili Challenge, what do I need to know, and who do I contact?

Check out our current vendors and all the vendor information and who to contact by clicking HERE.

  1. Can I bring my dog to the event?

No dogs are allowed in the event area.  However, some neighbors may allow dogs with the RV spot rental but they must stay at the RV.