When the temperature starts to cool down, there’s nothing that tastes better than a steaming hot bowl of chili. But when you’re that cold, you don’t want just any kind of chili – you really want the best you can get. You may not know where to find the best chili in town, but all that will change when you make plans to come out to the 11th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cook-Off in Marion, Illinois. This is a can’t-miss event if you live in the local area, and you know it’s going to be as tasty as can be. Are you ready to learn more? Keep reading below to get the valuable information you’re looking for.
This year, the 11th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, and it will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find it at the Marion Elks #800 on South Market Street, which is located in Marion. Mark this date on your calendar, so you don’t forget, and you’ll be getting your chili in no time at all.
Enter Into the Competition
Think you can make the best chili in town? You’ll face stiff competition, but you may just come out on top if you really know what you’re doing. Grab all your ingredients and come out to make the good stuff. Maybe you can try something completely new to see how well it goes over. Either way, you know you’ll have a great time by participating. Whether you want to enter into the competition by yourself, with your family, or as an entire team, you are in for a treat!
Try the Chili
Of course, you don’t have to participate in the competition to come out and chow down on some of the best chili in town. You will only have to pay $5 to come out and eat all the chili you can get your hands on. So if you’re hungry, you know where to go. Then you can help decide which chili-maker is the best. Come on out to support your friends or family, or just have a good time with your community.
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All for a Good Cause
This event raises money for local charities, so come out and do your part. This year, the proceeds benefit The Williamson County Heartland Rotary, Kozy Kidz, The Fowler Bonan Foundation, and The Lighthouse Shelter. They are all incredible organizations, so you will feel good about doing something positive for your local community.