Kissimmee Lakefront Park
201 Lakeshore Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34741
11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
Entertainment, Food | Wine
The City of Kissimmee will host the 18th Annual Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-off event on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Civic Lawn at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park.
Competitors from across the state of Florida and throughout the Nation will show off their chili cooking skills at this International Chili Society sanctioned event. All cooking is done on site and over 60 entries are expected to compete this weekend. Over $4,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes, including $1,500 for the 1st place winner. Competitive categories include ICS Chili, People’s Choice, Chili Verde, Salsa and new this year; Homestyle.
Local dignitaries, experienced chili judges and event sponsors will judge the chili. Residents and guests are encouraged to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award from 12:30.to 2:30 p.m. The general public will be able to sample all of the competitor’s chili after 3:00 p.m. In addition to the chili tasting awards, there will be prizes for the best decorated booth.
The 18th Annual Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Cook-off is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to be a competitor.
This tasty event draws thousands of spectators each year, who come out to enjoy chili samples, live music, arts and crafts, a beer garden, great food and a kid’s play area sponsored by KUA. This year’s event will feature music from the group Hay Fire.
The Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-off is supported in part by the following sponsors: City of Kissimmee Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities Department, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Cox Media Group, and the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Kissimmee Lakefront Park is located at 250 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, Florida 34741. For more information, please visit www.kissimmee.org or call 407.935.1412.