Downtown Chili Cook-Off
The Downtown Chili Cook-Off started in 2003 and continues to grow in popularity both with contestants and tasters. The event is held in the fall during the Day in Downtown Street Festival sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce.
Individuals, businesses, and non-profit groups show off their cooking skills and compete to see who has the best tasting chili in Fuquay-Varina. All awards are voted on by the public.
Join us October 26 for this year's Downtown Chili Cook-off
Contestant Entry Form and Online Payment
The chili tasting starts at 10:30am and ends at 3:30pm or until we run out of chili. Do to the trementous turnout last year we ran out of chili early so we encourage tasters to arrive before 1:00pm. A $6 ticket purchased at the event will allow you to sample all the chili and vote on your favorite. This year we will be located in the parking lot to the right of Ann's Diamond Center and across the street from Shoppes on Main.
2013 Chili Cook-Off Contestants
|Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina ~ Joseph Fasy|
|The Chili Peppers ~ Pilar Smith|
|John Hiester Chevrolet ~ Amelia Pleasant|
|Frightfully Good ~ Joy Medlin|
|Food Simply Fresh ~ Kelly DeLaire|
|Massengill Design Build ~ Blake Massengill|
|Just Chilin ~ Leigh Anne Weikart|
|Kick Me Up Chili ~ Teresa Williams|
|G&R's Paradise Chili ~ Guy Badgett|
|New York's Best Chili ~ George Revette|
|3HC ~ Thomas Guilford|
|It Ain't Soup! ~ Gary Evans|
|OPT Fitness ~ Dani Almeyda|
|Phil's BackYard SmokeHouse Gang ~ Phil Searcy|
All proceeds benefit revitalization efforts in Historic Downtown Fuquay-Varina.
2013 All Events Sponsors:
Ann Marie Amico Designs
Ann's Diamond Center
Bob Barker, Inc.
Four Oaks Bank
John Hiester Chevrolet
The Shoppes on Main
Town of Fuquay-Varina