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Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Saturday, October 5
Chili Cook-Off Materials


11:00 am to 4:00 pm
We’re in the process of planning this year’s Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival, below we’ve listed some of the highlights you can expect. Be sure to check back to watch for updates.

Things To Dos 

  • Compete in a cook-off – Open (Red Chili Only) and CASI Competition Categories
  • Sample lots of great chili from 12:30-3:00 (or until the chili runs out!) $3 tasting wristbands on sale at noon - YOU vote for the People's Choice Chili Winner!
  • Relax in the park with a beer (or wine...) and great food starting at 11:00 
  • Congratulate the winners – announcements at 3:30 ('ish)
  • Buy a beautiful fall pumpkin or gourd; choose a great new plant for fall planting
  • Compete in the Krystal's Chili Pup Eating Contest
  • Compete in the Homemade Cornbread Contest - two categories: traditional (plain, old fashioned corn bread), and; non-traditional, or 'fancy' cornbread. Cornbread turn in at 12:00  
  • Shop for locally grown produce, great fall plants and handcrafted arts and crafts by regional artists 
  • Be entertained (musically) when Roxie Watson takes the stage at 2:00
  • Lots of fun stuff for kiddos
 Chili Cook-off - Oct 5
Contests & Awards
Feeling competitive? Prizes include cash, special goods, and Downtown Dollars for the following: 
  • Chili Pup Eating Contest – First Place 
  • Chili 'Open' Competition – Judges First, Second and Third 
  • Chili 'CASI' Competition - CASI Points 
  • Chili Showmanship Award – Best decorated booth 
  • Chili People’s Choice Award