Fundraising and Community Events


Throughout the year we have community events at the Firehouse, including our General Meetings (January, April, July and October) and community potlucks. Check back for details. Sign up for the PPCA newsletter for event announcements.


Pedro Point Community Association General Meeting

October 21, 2021 at 7:30pm 
(via Zoom; no in-person meeting)
Zoom Link

Passcode: 857158
Meeting ID: 871 2837 8032 or

Dial-in by Phone: 669-900-6833 


Meeting Agenda

1) Call to Order and Roll Call
2) Approval of July 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes
3) Treasurer’s Report: Balance Sheet, Income and Expenses through September 30, 2021
4) Committee Updates - Firehouse and Events Committees
5) Open Board of Directors Positions
6) New Business
7) Adjournment 



Chili & Chowder
Cook-Off 2019! Another sellout crowd!

   There were lots of exceptional chilis and chowders competing for the top award at the Aug. 11 10th Annual Pacifica Chili & Chowder Cook-Off to benefit the historic Pedro Point Firehouse! Our judges had a tough time picking a winner in each category – as did attendees voting in the People’s Choice Awards.  Congratulations go to the following contestants who were crowned as the 2019 Champions:

Best Chili (Traditional) = LEO LEON & KRIS GEIGER, Chili Dog Chili
Best Chili (Non-Traditional) = OCEANA MARKET, Pork Chili Verde
Best Chowder = MOONRAKER, New England Clam Chowder

Best Chili = MICHAEL BROWN, 3-Way Chili
Best Chowder = 4 MEN AND A CLAM, Boston Clam Chowder


Check out these photos!

The competition was fierce and there were many other excellent entries, so we want to thank and congratulate all the other talented competitors including;  CiCi Coates, Brittany Ertola, Cody George + Carl Vinson, Lucas Catering, The Pacifica Historical Society, Trish & Josh Porter, and Ryan Vaterlaus. 

   By all accounts, the event was a LOT of fun and we hope many of you will share your photos and comments.   Congrats to all the competitors, and many thanks to the wonderful judges, volunteers, committee members and generous donors for making the day such a big success… hope to see everyone back in August 2020 for the 11th annual Cook-Off!

2018 Recap:

It was another fantastic, festive crowd of more than 250 chili and chowder aficionados at the firehouse on
Sunday, August 12 for the 9th Annual Pacifica Chili and Chowder Cook-Off. Fans were eager to taste the chili and chowder of 14 contestants and cast their votes for the People’s Choice Best Chili and Best Chowder. The guest judges had difficult decisions to make. Thank you to judges Horace Hinshaw of the Pacifica Tribune, Pacifica Resource Center Director Anita Rees, San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, Recology of the Coast General Manager Chris Porter and Pacifica Java Coffee owner Deborah Patterson.

After a blind tasting of 11 chilis and three chowders, winners were awarded in the following categories:
Best Chowder – Professional: Lucas Catering
Best Chowder – People’s Choice: Moonraker
Best Chili – Professional: Moonraker
Best Chili- Home Chef: Maggie Brown
Best Chili – People’s Choice: Ryan Vaterlaus

The Pedro Point Community Association wishes to thank and congratulate all the other competitors for making the event such a great success. Thank you to all the volunteers, Pedro Point Brewing Co., French Patisserie and the band—the Kent Road Ramblers!

This event was hosted by the Pedro Point Community Association. All proceeds (more than $4,000 this year)
benefit the historic Pedro Point Firehouse.



Is Water Our Most Valuable Commodity?
Award-Winning Documentary Screening

Register to join us at the Pedro Point Firehouse (or virtually, online) on Friday, October 22 at 6:30pm for a free screening of the new 81-minute documentary, The Rivers End, about California's Water Crisis.


The screening will be followed by a short presentation from Arianne Carr, General Manager of our North Coast County Water District, about where our water comes from and how it’s managed. Then Arianne will join Gregg Dieguez, member of the Mid-Coast Community Council, and Richard Campbell, environmental and land use lawyer and former Pacifica Planning Commissioner, for a panel discussion and Q&A session. The evening is scheduled to end at 9:00pm. 

These topics are so important to all of us as the state’s drought continues and Pacifica is pressured to build more housing. 


In-person attendance is limited to the Firehouse's capacity (60 people) so REGISTER early to save a place. In-person attendees must show proof of full Covid vaccination, pass a temperature screening and wear masks. You can also use the same link to register for virtual, online access. Note, registration will open up beyond Pedro Point residents on Monday, October 11. 

Pub Night a big success!
Photo gallery


2017 Chili and Chowder cookoff photos below! More here.