Jan 24 2011
When: Thu. January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

Take a break from winter and enjoy CAPPE's Ninth Annual ChiliFest!

This year’s ChiliFest is set for Saturday, February 5 from 4-6:30pm at Stovall Family Life Center beside First Church of the Nazarene, 1608 E. Broadway, Maryville.

The event, which is both a contest and a tasting opportunity for the public, begins at 4pm with tasting and judging continuing until the winners are announced at 6:00pm. In addition to the different chilis and a variety of beverages, tortillas and quesadillas will be available along with a bake sale of delicious home-made treats. Everyone will be eligible to win door prizes.

Contestants from area businesses will challenge previous winners who are defending their titles, and other first-time entries will add even more variety. Judges will select the winning chefs in three categories: beef, other meats and vegetarian chili. The general public will vote for the People's Choice winner. Four $50 prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

To enter the contest, submit an entry form and the $20 entry fee by February 2. Each contestant is asked to bring a minimum of four quarts of warm prepared chili in a crockpot and to provide a ladle and someone to serve. The entry form is available at

Advance tickets are available at Southland Books (601 East Broadway) and Waste Not, Want Not (1505 East Broadway). Suggested donation for admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the door (children under 10 admitted free). Admission includes tastes of entries, one bowl of chili and one vote for the People's Choice winner.

For more information, call Mike Cook at 984 9003 or Susan Keller at 982 4267.


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