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Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Saturday, October 4
Chili Cook-Off Materials


11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join the fun at Madison’s 10th 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 GA’s Town Park..

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!) $3 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 handcrafted arts and crafts by regional artists 
  • Be entertained with live music all day long in our Toe-tappin’ {music} Tent
  • 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