2017 Great Chili Cook-Off Date & New Location Announced

Press Announcement

Voted one of the best events on Lake Norman, THE GREAT CHILI COOK-OFF lives up to its name!

A tantalizing aroma leads you through the gates and promises a full afternoon of scrumptious chili tastings, live music, beer & wine, local vendors, bungee trampolining and a HUGE INFLATABLE KIDS ZONE!
$10 admission includes chili tastings, entertainment and kids zone. Kids under 9 get in free!

The night tops off with a $2,500 prize for first place Home Town Chili, $500 for first place Professional Chili and not-too-shabby cash prizes are also awarded for 2nd and 3rd place Home Town Chili, People’s Choice and Spirit. Over $5,500 in total prizes are awarded and event goers pick the People’s Choice winner so your tasting vote really counts!
Come early for chili tasting – when the chili is gone, it’s gone…
but the party keeps going.

Get in on the fun by signing up to compete as a cooker, be a vendor or sponsor this huge event!
Proceeds benefit charities supported by local Rotary clubs.

Thanks to all the wonderful chili, the judging was really tough this year!

Here are the winners for 2016:

1st Place Home Town Cooker: OtterQ Chili Chili Bang Bang

2nd Place: Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County

3rd Place: Golden Girls

1st Place Professional Cooker: The Finish Line Restaurant – George Pappas Victory Lanes

People’s Choice: Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County

Spirit Award: SAKS Orthodontics

Be sure to visit our facebook page. We will be updating with pictures from the event in the upcoming weeks.