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Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Chili Cook-Off Materials


10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Join the fun at Madison’s 12th Annual Downtown (small-town) Chili Cook-off & CASI GA State Championship Open Cook-Off
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 music in the toe-tapping music tent... and enjoy a great day in Madison.


Things To Do 
  • Compete in the chili cook-off: OPEN and CASI Competition categories (see the cook-off entry (in blue box) for FAQs about categories 
  • Sample lots of great chili from 12:30-3:00 (or until the chili runs out!) Tasting wristbands go on sale at NOON – $5 (a percentage of the proceeds will support our Volunteer Fire Department). YOU help decide for the coveted People's Choice Chili award!
  • Relax in the park with beer, great festival food, and an artists/farmers market starting at 10:30 
  • Congratulate the chili winners–announcements at 3:30 ('ish) from the Pavilion stage
  • Compete in the Krystal's Chili Pup Eating Contest on the Pavilion at 1:40 (must be 18 years or older to compete)
  • Compete in the Homemade Cornbread Contest–two categories: traditional (plain, old fashioned corn bread); non-traditional (fancy) cornbread. Cornbread turn in at 12:00 on the Pavilion stage
  • 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: MaCayla Cook, Justin Huff, JoJo Palmer, Savannah Webb, and The MCHS Saxophone Quartet
  • Enjoy lots of fun stuff with the kiddos: face painting, balloon hats, bounce houses, and view the sun (safely) with Charlie Elliott Astronomy!
chili cook-off 
             

Contests & Awards                        
           
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  

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

People’s Choice Award 
1st Place - A special MDCC trophy and a Lodge gift
2nd and 3rd place Lodge cookware gifts
 
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 & Krystal gifts!