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Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Saturday, October 4
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 and great food 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, 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 with live music all day long
  • Enjoy lots of fun stuff with the kiddos
 
Contests & Awards                        

Madison Downtown Chili Cook-off (MDCC) OPEN Chili Prizes 
First Place - $400 in cash, an official MDCC trophy and a Lodge Cookware gift 
Second Place - $200 in cash, an official MDCC trophy and a Lodge Cookware gift 
Third Place - $100 in cash, an official MDCC trophy and a Lodge Cookware gift  

MDCC CASI Chili Prizes
 
First Place - An official MDCC trophy, CASI points and a Lodge Cookware gift 
Second Place - An official MDCC trophy, CASI points and a Lodge Cookware gift 
Third Place - An official MDCC trophy, CASI points and a Lodge Cookware gift 

MDCC Showmanship Award
 
First Place - A special MDCC trophy 

MDCC People’s Choice Award
 
First Place - A special MDCC trophy 

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 Award
 
First Place - $25 in Madison Downtown Dollars