May 14, 2022 all-day
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street Sonoma CA 95476
MAY 14 Chili Bowl Express - Park and Pick Up! @ Sonoma Community Center

The 13th Annual Chili Bowl Express takes place on Saturday, May 14
Tickets are available now; please scroll down to reserve your time slot today.

The Chili Bowl Auction is now open for bidding!  You can register to bid, and check out the line-up of one-of-a-kind, hand-made ceramic items by clicking below.

We’re excited to announce the return of the Chili Bowl, tickets are available now!

We’re bringing back Chili Bowl with a twist! Because our annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser historically is so large and well attended, we can’t quite yet host it fully in person – It’s just too many wonderful people! That’s why this year, Chili Bowl has become Park and Pickup!

Tickets are for specific time slots with limited capacity to ensure our community’s safety while you pick your ceramic items and then gather at home to enjoy a hearty meal with your friends and family.

At your appointed time slot, enter into our bowl selection zone after wandering through our carnival maze of auction items including ceramics totems, baskets from Opus One and Friedman’s, and more! Pick from a curated selection of our over 700 bowls (don’t worry, we make sure every time slot has amazing bowls to choose from). Keep your eyes out for a Lisa Max rainbow bowl or a Sam Baron wine cup.

Staff and volunteers will help you choose your chili to go, chilled packed and prepped for your journey home. We can’t wait to show you our amazing chili selection, from meat based to vegan based, and created by our amazing and nationally known, local chefs!

Additional add-ons include handmade cups, vases, (more bowls!) and beverages to go.

There will be a ceramics exhibition and online art auction as well so keep your eyes out for this!

We can’t wait to see you, and we can’t wait to see which bowl and which chili you choose!  We highly encourage chili parties, Netflix and chili dates, chili picnics, chili contests, and family chili gatherings.  We want to see your bowls, your chili, and your party!

Use the hashtag #ChiliBowl2022 to show off your at home Chili Bowl Party on social media!


Are you a restaurant or caterer interested in participating in the Chili Bowl Express?

Please email us, we’d love to talk!

Breakfast Bowl

Introducing BREAKFAST BOWL! In addition to our traditional Chili Bowl fundraiser, we’ve added a fun & free community event the following day, Sunday May 15th.

Bring the entire family to breakfast at Sonoma Community Center.