If you love chili, then you won't want to miss this year's Meridian Firefighters Pipes and Drums Chili Cook-Off at the Meridian Speedway. Proceeds from this event will help send the Pipes and Drums team to the Fallen Firefighter's Memorial in Colorado Springs. The tradition of bagpipes at the funeral of a fireman or policeman dates back over 150 years, so let's show them our support at this year's chili cook-off fundraiser.

Meridian Firefighters Pipes and Drums Chili Cook Off

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Chili Cook-Off
Think you've got the best chili in the Treasure Valley? Come and prove it at the 6th Annual Meridian Firefighters Pipes & Drums Chili Cook-Off on March 8th from 11am to 3pm at the Meridian Speedway Dairy Barn. Commercial and non-commercial entries are accepted, but there's a 20 team limit so get your entry forms turned in early. Proceeds from this event will go toward sending the Pipes & Drums team to Colorado Springs for the Fallen Firefighter's Memorial. For more information contact Tony Chance at 602-4660.

Our History
Back in October 2008, the firefighter Tony Chance began a piping school in conjunction with The Boise Highlanders. The following year in June the instruments began to arrive, including a custom set of McCallum bagpipes from Glasgow, Scotland. Two months later, in August 2009, a very nervous Meridian Firefighters Pipes and Drums, in casual clothing, performed their first public show at the Meridian Firefighters Association Salmon BBQ. After some fundraising the band was able to purchase kilts. The band sports the Firefighter's Memorial Tartan; a red background and black, green, and gold threads.

Other Events

  • Private Events
  • St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
  • IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service
  • Meridian Firefighters Association Salmon BBQ