Do you have the best chili recipe around? Are you always asked to make your chili for tailgate parties or family gatherings? If the answer is yes, then you need to enter the 10th annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-off to be held on Sept. 24 in downtown Urbana. The top prize is $1,000 or take home $500, $300, $200 or $100 as a runner-up.
Dust off that apron, grab the big iron pot and a few friends or family members and showcase your chili. Applications and participation rules are available at www.chilicookoffofurbana.com. Entries are limited to the first 50 teams, and each team is limited to four members. There is a discount for registering early.
The registration fee is $25 if received by Sept. 10 and $50 when received by Sept. 16. Contact Beth Adair at 614-440-7560 with any additional questions.
The cook-off is sponsored by the Monument Square District and is held in conjunction with the Hoopla Parade featuring the Dayton Antioch Shriners.
Applications for the parade are available on the chili festival website. 4-H groups, church groups, ball teams and area bands are invited to join the fun.
Submitted by event organizers.