Chili Cook-Off

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Cookoff Heats Up!

Come out and taste some of the best chili in the local community at the Woodburn Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the French Prairie Kiwanis Club and hosted by Hoodview Church of God, this all-you-can-eat chili event features friendly competition between community groups and individuals using original chili recipes, highlighted by the annual “Fire vs. Police” battle.

Admission is $5 per person ($25 maximum for a family) and includes an all-you-can-eat chili meal (chili, toppings, cornbread, beverage and dessert) in addition to sampling the chili entries.

Attendees help select the winners by voting with money for their favorites with proceeds benefiting the AWARE Food Bank and Ray of Hope. Through the generous support from Xfinity, Legacy Financial, Brown Insurance, Hallmark Properties, Long Bros. Building Supply, and Yes Graphics, over $1,000 has already been raised for this year’s event. Since its inception seven years ago, this event has raised almost $10,000 for community organizations.   

Participant Registration Form

We welcome all community members to enter their homemade chili in this annual "friendly" chili-making contest. An overall "champion" will be crowned by the judging team (Judges' Choice) and a "Peoples' Choice Award" will be determined by the vote of all who attend. One of the highlights of this annual event is "Police vs. Fire" as a First Responder Champion is also crowned.

To enter the contest, CLICK HERE for a registration form. Please complete and return to Hoodview Church of God by Friday, January 20 (information included on form). Thanks!