12th Annual Chili Cookoff
- 4 - 7 p.m.
- All Ages
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, today announced that the 12th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Uptown Mount Vernon.
The chili cook-off contest is open to the public. The event features 25 four-person teams vying for a total of $450 in cash prizes. The cooking will take place from noon to 4 p.m., with the public invited to the tasting portion of the event from 4 to 7 p.m. Biodegradable sample chili cups are available for $1 each, or a 25-sample punch card for $20. Beer, soda and other beverages are available for purchase. Admission to the event is free.
Also scheduled is a Bags Tournament starting at 3 p.m. Those interested in signing up for the bags tournament are asked to contact Aaron Truitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the event.
“Mount Vernon and Lisbon loves their chili and has been making this event an October staple for 12 years now,” said event chair Lori Winder. “This is a great way to try chili, support a local non-profit and socialize with friends and family. After 12 years, this committee has learned how to throw a great Chili Cook-off!”
Chili team applications are still being taken. More information, including a Chili Cookoff team registration form, is available at www.visitmvl.com