Make space on your calendar and start preparing your best chili-tasting outfit, because the annual Downtown Alton Chili Cook-Off is happening soon. This year, the event is being held at the giant warehouse and beautiful pavilion at Elijah P’s, just over 14 miles from AXIS Edwardsville.
On Saturday, October 15th from noon until 3pm, amateur and professional chili chefs will be showcasing their best chili recipes, all vying for the chance to win $100 and most importantly – bragging rights. You don’t want to miss out on the fun and the chance to play a part in history – there’s a highly coveted “People’s Choice” and your input is needed, so be prepared to taste some of the best chili downtown Alton has to offer!
There are four categories: Individual, Organization, Business, and Restaurant, with the judges awarding $100 to the winner of each category. But perhaps the most coveted award is the “People’s Choice” – not only does the People’s Choice winner nab a cool $100, they also receive the highly prized silver ladle and plaque, as well as the bragging rights that come along with having the best chili!
Admission to the event is $6 and it’s certain to be a fiery, good time, so make sure you come on down to the annual downtown Alton Chili Cook-off.
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: noon – 3pm
Address: 401 Piasa St, Alton , IL
Admission cost: $6