Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chili Cookoff!

No recipe post today, but I had to share news about an upcoming event.  I’m going to be competing in the Music City Chili Cookoff.  This will be my second time competing in a cookoff, the last was also a chili competition.  I failed miserably lost admirably when I competed back in 2009.  This competition will be done a bit differently as all the prep & cooking is done at home.  You just show up with your finished product.  (I can’t even begin to tell you what a relief that is.)

Entry fee is a mere $30, and the prize money is $200 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third.  Not too shabby!  But, this isn’t just an event for competitors.  It’s a full family event!  There will be a bounce house for the kids, live music, and a beer garden.  The cookoff will benefit the Community Shares and TN Literacy Coalition.  The fee to attend the event is a minimum $5 donation, and that small price means that you are a judge!  Yup, that’s right, no panel of judges.  Everyone who attends the event gets to sample and vote!

Also, they will have a Beer Garden set up by Yazoo & Ole Smoky Moonshine.  For $15 you get six 8oz glasses of beer, and two shots of Old Smoky Moonshine’s Apple Pie Moonshine.  Is that a fantastic deal or what!?  So when I lose, you might want to look there for me to be drowning my sorrows!  😉

For more info, check out their website.  I hope to see you there!

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8 Responses to “Chili Cookoff!”

  1. 1
    Jessica — October 5, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    You are gonna rock it! P.S. If you win you have to share the winning recipe!

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    Christina — October 5, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    How fun! Make sure and take lots of pictures to share with all of us.

  3. 3
    Kelsey — October 5, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    With a low entry cost and a fantastic beer deal, I don’t see how in the world you could lose. Good luck!

  4. 4
    Vivek — October 7, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    Can’t wait to hang out next to ya! It’s gonna be fun!

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    Beth — October 11, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    I so wish I wasn’t going out of town this weekend…perhaps I’ll be able to swing by before I leave and get a little taste.

    I see the hours are from 11-4. Do you know if you’ll be serving all day long? That could be A LOT of chili!

  6. 6
    Courtney — October 11, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Hey Beth- Serving times are from 11am-3pm. We have 3 oz tasting cups so that people can sample each chili.

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    Whitney — October 13, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Man oh man I wish we could go — sounds amazing!

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    Lannae — October 15, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    Hey Erin! It was way fun trying your chili!! I hope you had fun, I certainly did!

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