Bring your favorite chili recipe and compete with the best during the CASI-sanctioned category of this chili cook off. You do not have to be a member to participate. There will be prizes for 1st – 10th place in the Cook-off, and 1st – 3rd place for Showmanship. CASI rules can be found at www.chili.org.
Or, compete in the Open category where anything goes! There will be 2 Open categories – Open with Meat and Open Vegetarian. There are trophies for 1st – 3rd place winners, and cash prizes of $50 for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place in each Open category. Contestants must be 18 years or older.
Purchase a sample kit and vote for the winner of the “Peoples’ Choice” Award. A cash prize of $100 will be presented for the “Peoples’ Choice”!
Chili Cook-Off Registration Fee: $20.00 per team for either category, or both for $35.00. Park admission for this event is free with the donation of one can of food per person to be donated to a local food bank. For pre-registration and more information, email Friends of O’Leno at FriendsofOleno@windstream.net.
Tickets will be on sale for a drawings of chance for items generously donated by local businesses. All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be used for the care of our animal ambassadors at the O’Leno State Park Nature Center, and to enhance the public’s understanding of their unique contributions to our environment.
Park admission for this event is free with the donation of one can of food per person to be donated to a local food bank.