After a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, the city of Williamsburg is bringing back its annual Chili Cook-Off this weekend!
"Join us for our last Cumberland River Cruise-In of the season," said Main Street Manager Jonathan Wyatt. "And help us usher in the Fall [Season] with our Chili Cook-off!"
On Saturday, October 15, community members and visitors alike will get the chance to taste a variety of chili recipes prepared by some of Williamsburg’s very own. Sampling wristbands will be $5 per person.
While tasting chili, car enthusiasts can also enjoy Williamsburg’s classic car show, Cumberland River Cruise-In, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event, which is hosted by the Williamsburg Main Street Program and the City of Williamsburg, will take place on downtown Main Street.
There will be two categories to compete for in the Chili Cook-Off: Traditional and Non-Traditional. So far, seven participants have entered the cook-off, and the competition is heating up!
“We will take as many participants as possible,” said Wyatt. “Everyone is invited to attend!”
Participating in the competition is free. However, chili cooks are asked to bring a tent for their serving area, be prepared to provide samples to the judges and to the public, arrive early, and be ready to serve at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Sample cups will be provided.
There will also be a panel of judges who will vote for the judge's choice award, as well as the public who will vote for the people's choice award. Each winner will receive a trophy.
For more information or to register for the competition, text Williamsburg's Main Street Manager Jonathan Wyatt at 606-280-0872.
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at The Kentucky Daily