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Chili Cook-off & Cornhole Competition

Join us Saturday, September 26th at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort for a Corn Hole Competition, Chili Cook-off Competition, Craft Show and more! This is a fun filled family weekend with Chili Cook Teams being able to compete in International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned event in either the Traditional Red, Homestyle, or Verde Categories as an Adult or Youth Team. Teams will be judged and the winner will be crowned as the Camp Mack champion. Chili Cooks will need to be at the mandatory cooks meeting at 8:00am with cooking beginning at 9:00am. For Chili enthusiasts we will have food trucks and vendors at the Riverfront who will be selling food and chili the day of the event. Please note Chili Competition teams will not be providing samples this year.

Do you think you are a Corn Star? Polk County Cornholers will be hosting a one-day tournament at the Riverfront with a Guarantee cash prize of $500 for first place! Pre-register online or sign up the day of the event by 12:00 pm. All registrations must be completed by 12:00 pm as bag fly by 1:00 pm.

Craft Fair will be open from 12:00-5:00pm with live music throughout the day on the Riverfront Stage.

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CHILI COOK OFF - CORNHOLE - CRAFT SHOW - LIVE MUSIC

Cornhole Tournament & Competition

Cornhole Tournament & Competition

Think you are a cornstar? This is your chance to win The Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort Cornament hosted by Polk County Cornholers! This is a blind draw tournament and cost $10 to enter. First place team will win guarantee of $500 with final payouts being announced at the close of registration!

Chili Cook-Off

We encourage cooks of all levels to join as it is an excellent opportunity to learn from the pros or join for the comradery. Teams must be a member of the ICS to compete.

https://www.chilicookoff.com/register Teams will be able to compete in either the adult or youth divisions in any or all categories including Traditional Red, Homestyle, and Verde.

Chili Cook-Off Team Entries

  • Adult Division: $25 Per Category for Traditional Red, Homestyle or Verde. This includes a 10 x 10 space. Cooks must provide their own canopy/tent, tables & chairs, and supplies.
  • Youth Division: $10 This includes a 10 x 10 space. Cooks must provide their own canopy/tent, tables & chairs, and supplies.

COOK-OFF CATEGORIES

Traditional Red

Traditional Red Chili is any kind of meat, or combination of meats, cooked with red chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients. Beans and non-vegetable fillers such as rice and pasta are not allowed. Preference is not given to either cut meat, ground meat, shredded meat or cubed meat.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place Red – 25% of Chili Entries
  • 2nd Place Red – 15% of Chili Entries
  • 3rd Place Red – 10% of Chili Entries

Homestyle

Homestyle Chili is any kind of meat, or combination of meats, and/or vegetables cooked with beans, chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients. Homestyle chili may be any color. Beans are required. Preference is not given to either cut meat, ground meat, shredded meat or cubed meat. Seafood is allowed.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place Homestyle – 12.5% of Chili Entries
  • 2nd Place Homestyle – 7.5% of Chili Entries
  • 3rd Place Homestyle – 5% of Chili Entries

Verde Chili

Chili Verde is any kind of meat, or combination of meats, cooked with green chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients. Non-vegetable fillers such as rice and pasta are not allowed. Preference is not given to either cut meat, ground meat, shredded meat or cubed meat.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place Verde – 12.5% of Chili Entries
  • 2nd Place Verde – 7.5% of Chili Entries
  • 3rd Place Homestyle – 5% of Chili Entries

CRAFT SHOW

Craft Show will be from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Explore a number of booths featuring a variety of crafters and artisans. You will find unique original handmade items, paintings and more. Craft Vendors can register for the show below

Ticket Sales

General Admission

General Admission is free to people who attend.

Activity Schedule

  • 8 am – Cooks Meeting for Chili Cookoff Teams
  • 9 am – Chili Cooking Begins
  • 10 am – Registration for Cornhole Competition
  • 12 pm – Craft Fair Opens & Live Music on Riverfront Stage
  • 12 pm – Verde Chili Turn-In
  • 1 pm – Homestyle Chili Turn-In
  • 2 pm – Red Style Chili Turn-In
  • 5 pm – Award Ceremony on Riverfront Stage
  • 6 pm – Free concert on Riverfront Stage