31st 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 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.
-LINE-UP - Live music will be played on our event stage at the corner of Harden Street and Greene Street, starting at 11am.
-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.
-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" (on Pavilion Ave., behind the former Rite Aid parking lot), will be a big hit with the kids with a mega slide, bounce house, face painting, a bubble machine, sidewalk chalk, and sweet treats!