Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook-off
The South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook-off will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Hannah Pickett Park, 16 Dixie Lee Ave., behind Monteagle City Hall. This year, the Chili Cook-off will take place in conjunction with Jeeptober Fest and children’s games and activities by the Monteagle Fire Department. The Jeeptober Fest will have prizes for the scariest Jeep and the best decorated Jeep. They also will have some other Halloween themed contests with a costume contest for adults, kids, and pets, as well as for best decorated pumpkin. These events will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m.
The Chili Cook-off will be open to the public for the tasting at 11 a.m., Central Time. The public can sample all the entrant’s chili for $5. Chili Cook-off teams will represent some of the surrounding areas, as well as the mountain’s finest restaurants, businesses, and community groups. There are two categories of awards for the chili contest. The first award is “People’s Choice Best Chili” and the second is “People’s Choice Best Booth.” The chili can be made on-site or brought to the event. The Best Chili first place will receive $250 and a trophy. The Best Booth will receive $100 and a trophy.
Handmade Arts & Craft vendors will be set up in the park.
The South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce will have concessions available and the Monteagle Fire Department will be on hand with desserts.
There is still room for you to enter and use your secret recipe. To download the rules and application for the Chili cook-off or to be an Arts & Craft vendor, go to <www.south cumberlandchamber.com> or contact the chamber office at (931) 924-5353.