Are you ready for a warm up this winter?  The weather may be chilly, but the chili will be hot during the 11th Annual Red Hot & Wild Kokomo Chili Cook-off!  The event will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Kokomo Event Center, located on U.S. 31.


A variety of different chili will be available for tasting.  From mild to hot and sweet to spicy, there will definitely be something for everyone’s taste!  Then, vote for your favorite chili to see who wins the coveted People’s Choice category.  Along with tasting, there will be food, great entertainment, and beverages for all ages!  This is also a Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Sanctioned Cook-Off.

Doors will open for chili tasting and voting at 1:00 p.m.  People’s Choice voting will conclude at 3:45 p.m. with chili tasting from 1:00-4:00 p.m. or while supplies last.  Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.  Children ages 9 & under are free!  To purchase tickets, call the Greater Kokomo Howard County Chamber of Commerce at 765-457-5301.  Tickets are also available at the following locations in Kokomo:

Greater Kokomo Howard County Chamber of Commerce – 325 N. Main St.
Rhum Music Academy – 110 N. Washington St.
Giesecke R.V. Center – U.S. 31 North

Join us for a good time as we find out who has the best chili in Kokomo!  For more information on this fun annual event, visit their website.

Written by Sherry Matlock: Sherry has been the Visitor Information Specialist at the Kokomo Visitors Bureau since 2002. She enjoys greeting visitors, assisting group tours, and maintaining Kokomo’s tourism blog, website, and social media initiatives (Facebook & Twitter). Sherry and her husband, Shane, have one son, Peyton (named after their favorite quarterback!)

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