Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off

2nd Saturday · February

RAIN OR SHINE!

 

Laurel Main Street kicks off each new year with the annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off! The event takes place the second Saturday in February and is held downtown with music, beverages, and teams competing to be the winner. All entries are cooked on site and judged by a team of professionals.

Chili is sold by the All-You-Can-Eat $10 entry and by the Bottomless $25 keepsake pottery bowl. Bottomless bowls are hand crafted by local potter, Carl Buchanan.

Each team is given tasting cups by which to serve chili. $10 entries allow attendees to browse teams and taste all the chili so that they can vote for the People’s Choice and fill up on delicious food along the way.

Children under twelve EAT FREE!

Although we love our furry friends, we ask that you leave your pets at home.  Thank you!

A raffle is also part of the day’s festivities. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Laurel Main Street Board members or at the event.

Entry Information

The following links contain contestant information, rules, schedules etc for this year’s event. The information contained applies only to the specified year’s contest. Updated information will be posted for each year’s contest.

Please download each file and return relevant forms to Laurel Main Street at:

409 W Oak Street, Suite 204                          OR                        P.O. Box 1256
Laurel, MS 39440                                                                                     Laurel, MS 39441

 

Prizes generously provided by Magnolia State Bank.

  • Grand Prize (Traditional): $1000 & The Chili Pepper traveling trophy
  • Grand Prize (Homestyle): $1,000 & The Chili Pot traveling trophy
  • People’s Choice: $200 & Hand-crafted pottery by Carl Buchanan
  • Spirit Tent Theme Award: $200 & Hand-crafted pottery by Carl Buchanan

Interested in creating a team, sponsoring, or attending?

Check out these resources:

Chili Cook Off Schedule

Create a Team

Chili Cook Off Entry Form (Printable Version)

Chili Cook Off Entry Form (Online Version)

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Levels

Rules and Regulations

If you have any questions, feel free to Contact us

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