Join the fun and help us welcome the crowds at the 2015 MSB Chili Cook Off!

On February 21st, 2015 Downtown Laurel will come alive as the thrill of intense competition, the cool, crisp air and the sounds of the crowds, hungry for a taste of this year’s winning recipe, fill the streets of our beautiful historic district.

Don’t miss the experience and exposure of the 2015 Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off. Join us this February for one of Laurel Main Street’s most popular events and get your business, and your famous chili recipe, in front of over 3,000 local customers and chili-lovers.

Compete for a $1,000 GRAND PRIZE

Sanderson Farm's Wins 2014 Chili Cookoff

Do your friends beg to try your latest culinary creation? Is your signature chili the talk of every family get-together?

Here’s your chance to show off your favorite recipe and compete for our fabulous prizes, all while contributing to the continued growth and revitalization of our beautiful Downtown!

Prizes generously provided by Magnolia State Bank

  • Grand Prize: $1000 & the coveted traveling chili trophy
  • 2nd Prize: $500
  • 3rd Prize: $250
  • People’s Choice: Hand-crafted pottery by Carl Buchanan
  • Spirit Award: Hand-crafted pottery by Carl Buchanan

Assemble your team of 5 or less members, gather your ingredients (all chili must be cooked on site) and prepare to face our expert judges!

Will your team bring home the $1,000 grand prize and the traveling chili trophy?

Forms & Information

Download the forms below and return them to Laurel Main Street at 409 Oak St by February 16, 2015 and get ready to delight the crowds and defeat the competition on February 21!

ALL 2015 CHILI COOK OFF FORMS (ZIP FILE)2015 Entry Form2015 Rules and Regulations2015 Schedule2015 Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

southern-magnoliasThis ever-growing event is the place to be this February for your Laurel business!


The benefits of sponsoring a fun, family-friendly event such as this are sure to reach far beyond the day itself. Enjoy positive exposure while providing local consumers with an experience they’re sure to remember – right here in Downtown Laurel!

Thank you to Magnolia State Bank for their 3rd consecutive 5-Alarm Sponsorship! Their generous support is vital to the success of this popular event as they directly provide the funds for our phenomenal prizes and event marketing. Thank you to Sanderson Farms for being a Blazing Sponsor!

$1,000 Blazing Sponsor

  • Business feature LMS event page/Facebook/newsletter
  • Free cook off team entryChoice of space at event
  • Logo on event poster
  • Six Chili tickets for your guests
  • Six T-Shirts for your guests

Become A Blazing Sponsor

$500 Hot Sponsor

  • Business feature LMS event page/Facebook/newsletter
  • Free cook off team entry
  • Choice of space at event
  • Name on event poster
  • Four Chili tickets for your guests
  • Four T-Shirts for your guests

Become A Hot Sponsor

$250 Spicy Sponsor

  • Business name listed LMS event page/Facebook/newsletter
  • Name on event poster
  • Two Chili tickets for your guests
  • Two T-shirts for your guests

Become A Spicy Sponsor

Please remit payment to: Laurel Main Street, PO Box 1256, Laurel, MS 39441
Memo: Chili Cook off 2015 Sponsorship
DEADLINE: February 6, 2015

Cook Off Chair, Robby Scruggs 601.319.0098 or Laurel Main Street, 601.433.3255


Enter to win this year’s raffle!

You could take home the Bayou Classic 10-Gal. Cast Iron Jambalaya Pot & Tripod Stand! Get your tickets now!

Tickets for this year’s Chili Cook Off Raffle can be purchased from any LMS Board Member or at the event. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20.