Awareness Washington County and We the Youth invite the community to the third annual Chili Cook-Off. Scheduled for March 9 from 4-7 pm at Southern Hills Church, the Cook-Off will include great food, fellowship, and many different activities.

Chili cooks are invited to showcase their best chili and compete for cash prizes for Best Judged Red Chili, Best Judged White Chili, People’s Choice, and Best Decorated booth. There is no fee to enter, but registration should be completed soon as the contest is limited to 14 teams this year.

The public is invited to sample the variety of savory bowls of chili and vote for their favorite. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children for chili, all the fixings, and a drink. Two dessert auctions will be held during the evening, so people can bid on tasty cakes, pies, cupcakes and other pastries.

The Cook-Off will also feature a silent auction and a bag raffle, popular events at previous years’ cook offs.

Proceeds from the evening will help to support the servant leadership activities of the adult and youth programs.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact AWC at 812-896-1930 or 812-216-6505 for more information or entry forms. Inquiries can also be made at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Entry forms are available below and should be returned via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to AWC, P.O. Box 212, Salem, IN 47167.

Click here to download a Chili Cook-Off Registration Form (pdf)

Click here to become a Chili Cook-Off Sponsor (pdf)


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