31st Annual Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, November 3, 2018
It's everyone's favorite time of year, and you know what that means...it's CHILI time!
The #5PointsChiliCookOff is held each fall, where once again, we are giving you the chance to watch teams battle it out for Columbia's best chili! Join us for over 30 awesome chilis, live music, children’s area, craft beers, cornhole, and more!
The best part? The event is FREE!
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.
CALLING ALL CHEFS! Registration is now open -- click HERE!
Cowboy Mouth [5pm – 6:30pm]
Donald Merckle and the Blacksmiths [3:30pm – 4:30pm]
Big Thunder and the Rumblefish [2:00pm – 3:00pm]
Tripping on Bricks [1:00pm – 1:45pm]
Cletus Baltimore [12:00pm – 12:45pm]
-FOOD TRUCK RODEO - Don't like chili? No problem! Our Food Truck Rodeo is back and will feature regional trucks with delicious, non-chili offerings. Participating 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.
-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" will be a big hit with the kids with a bounce house, face painting, a bubble machine, sidewalk chalk, and sweet treats!