30th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 21, 2017
It's everyone's favorite time of year, and you know what that means...it's CHILI time!
The #5PointsChiliCookOff will be on October 21st. Once again, we are giving you the chance to watch teams battle it out for Columbia's best chili! Join us on Greene Street & Pavilion Avenue from noon to 6pm, for over 30 awesome chilis, live music, children’s area, craft beers, cornhole, and more!
The best part? The event is FREE!
CALLING ALL CHEFS! 2017 CHEF REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register HERE.
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Chilis will be tried by our panel of 10 experts and judged in the following categories: Overall Best Chili, Best Vegetarian, Best Texas Style, and Best Non-Traditional. All teams will also be competing for "Best Set-Up" and "The Group Therapy Silver Spoon Award" for the most monies raised.
2017 MUSIC LINE-UP
11:00-11:40am: Bois Obscur
12:05-12:45pm: Slim Pickens
1:15-1:55pm: The Elovaters
2:25-3:05pm: Ashes of Old Ways
3:35-4:30pm: DJ Logic
5:00-6:30pm: Laith Al-Saadi
-LINE-UP - Live music will be played all day. Stay tuned for our line-up, coming soon!
-FOOD TRUCK RODEO - Don't like chili? No problem! Our Food Truck Rodeo is back and will feature four regional trucks with delicious, non-chili offerings. Food trucks will be announced in the coming weeks.
-CHANGE STATIONS – Each chili is available for a $1 donation, so please come with small bills in hand! Forgot your ones? We will have 3 change stations (and ATMs) on site.
-Academy Sports + Outdoors LITTLE PEPPERS PLACE – Thanks to our friends at Academy Sports + Outdoors, the Chili Cook-Off is a guaranteed good time for the whole family! Their "Little Peppers Place" (in the former Rite Aid parking lot), will be a big hit with the kids with a mega slide, bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting, bubbles, and more!
The 30th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Five Points would not be possible without the support from these Midlands' businesses: KW Beverage, Shock Top, South Carolina Education Lottery, Bottles Beverage Superstore, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Station at Five Points, Wolfe & Taylor Realtors, Courtyard Columbia Cayce, Taneyhill's Group Therapy, US Foods, Checker Yellow Cab, Free Times, Next Home Specialists, WXRY, Office Depot, Stuyck Company, Jake's on Devine, the City of Columbia, Experience Columbia SC and the Five Points Association.