On Sat, Oct 22, the Kroc Center is hosting a Chili Cook Off from 10am – 2pm. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 chili cooks, as well as a people’s choice and best decorated booth. First place wins $500, 2nd will win $200 and 3rd place is $100. Entrants must apply with a $25 booth fee by Oct 14th. There are 12 spots available and all chili must be prepared and cooked on site. Participants must prepare at least 2 gallons of chili for judging and public tasting. Chili must contain 95% lean ground beef. See complete rules here.
Guest are invited to stroll the Kroc campus, sample chili and enjoy live music and their will be a costume contest and inflatables for the kids. The Ohio Beef Council will be on hand doing live food demos and there will even be a pumpkin patch. $5 admission. The Kroc Center is located at 1000 N. Keowee Street, however the parking lot entrance is off Webster Street.