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Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Chili Cook-Off Materials


10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Join the fun at Madison’s 11th Annual Downtown (small-town) Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival in Town Park. Chili teams compete in two categories with public chili sampling beginning at 12:30 sharp. Sample, and then vote, for your favorite chili, shop the handmade/homegrown market, listen to great music and enjoy a great day in Madison.

Things To Do 
  • Compete in the chili 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!) tasting wristbands on sale at NOON–YOU vote for the People's Choice Chili Winner!
  • Relax in the park with beer, great food, and an artists/farmers market starting at 11:00 
  • Congratulate the winners–announcements at 3:30 ('ish)
  • 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 (fancy) cornbread. Cornbread turn in at 12:00                    
  • Shop for locally grown produce, fall plants, and fabulous handmade arts and crafts by regional artists 
  • Be entertained with live music in our Toe-tappin’ {music} Tent
  • Enjoy lots of fun stuff with the kiddos: face painting, crazy hair, crafting, bounce houses and more!
chili cook-off 
             

Contests & Awards                         Madison Downtown Chili Cook-off (MDCC) OPEN Chili Prizes 
1st Place - $400 in cash, an official MDCC trophy and a Lodge gift 
2nd Place - $200 in cash, an official MDCC trophy and a Lodge gift 
3rd Place - $100 in cash, an official MDCC trophy and a Lodge gift  

MDCC CASI Chili Prizes
 
1st Place - An official MDCC trophy, CASI points and a Lodge gift 
2nd Place - An official MDCC trophy, CASI points and a Lodge gift 
3rd Place - An official MDCC trophy, CASI points and a Lodge gift 

MDCC Showmanship Award
 
1st Place - A special MDCC trophy and a Lodge gift

MDCC People’s Choice Award 
1st Place - A special MDCC trophy and a Lodge gift
2nd and 3rd place Lodge Cookware gifts
 
MDCC Cornbread Competition Awards–Chili teams are encouraged to enter! 
Traditional Cornbread - $25 in Madison Downtown Dollars 
Non-traditional Cornbread - $25 in Madison Downtown Dollars 

MDCC Chili-pup Eating Contest Award
 
1st Place - $25 in Madison Downtown Dollars