The 6th Annual Chili Cook Off is THIS Saturday!

With the Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off this Saturday, we want to take a moment to thank our sponsors who are helping make this event the best yet! We could not do what we do without the generosity of our local businesses!

Please visit our sponsors on Facebook to thank them for contributing to the revitalization of our beautiful Downtown Laurel!

Click each sponsor’s logo to leave them a thank you message!

5 Alarm Sponsors

Magnolia State Bank

Our 5 Alarm signature sponsors  are The City of LaurelJones County EDA, and Magnolia State Bank!

You may have noticed that Magnolia State Bank has a new building located in the heart of down town. Be on the look out for the announcement of their grand opening soon!

Hot Sponsors

Central Sunbelt FCU

Spicy Sponsors

Community Bank

Southern Beverage Company

Mississippi Power Company

Michael J. Axton

Mandy and Carl Buchanan

Robby and Angie Scruggs

Meet a few of our Judges:

Travares Comegys is a 1999 Graduate of RH Watkins High School. He received an Associate’s Degree from Jones County Junior College and a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. Travares currently serves as City Councilman Ward 6 in Laurel and Co-owner of JC Beauty Supply on Central Ave. He is a member of St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church where he is an active member of the Men Matter group. Travares is the proud father of Ms. Kynnedi Comegys.

Justin Round is a Laurel native and proud alumni of RH Watkins High School (go Naders!), Ole Miss, and Johnson and Wales University…a veteran American gypsy, and rogue culinary professional at Backroad Bistro.

schedule of events:

8:00am Team Check In

10:00am Event begins

11:00pm Chili due for judging

11:30pm Tasting begins, serve public

12:30pm Winners announced, drawing for giveaway item

1:30pm Event ends

We can’t wait to see you there!

Written by Dawn Trest

Dawn Trest is a downtown enthusiast that loves all things Laurel. She is the manager of social media for Laurel Main Street and can be found most days working around the corner at the YWCO or Southern Antiques. She has roots in education but is now dabbling into the retail/social media world. In her free time she enjoys reading a good book, PDI's, and camping.