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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 Chili Cookoff, Cornhole 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. Each team will provide a People’s Choice for the public to decide who will also 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. Tastings will begin at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or while supplies last!

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.

Proceeds for the event will benefit Captains For Clean Waters to help keep protect the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes water quality. To find out more on their mission please visit captainsforcleanwater.org

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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. In addition, each team must prepare at a minimum 2 gallons of chili for the People’s Choice.

Chili Cook-Off Team Entries

  • Adult Division: $25 Per Category for Traditional Red, Homestyle or Verde. This includes a 10 x0 10 space. Cooks must provide their own canopy/tent, tables & chairs, and supplies.
  • Youth Division: $10 This includes a 10 x0 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 – $300
  • 2nd Place Red – $200
  • 3rd Place Red – $100

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 – $150
  • 2nd Place Homestyle – $100
  • 3rd Place Homestyle – $50

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 – $150
  • 2nd Place Verde – $100
  • 3rd Place Homestyle – $50

Prize money is based on 30 team entry and final prize money being announced at the cooks meeting.

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!

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.

People’s Choice Tasting

Tickets are available online or at the event. Tickets are $10 per person for unlimited chili or until supplies last. If you order ahead of time please bring your confirmation to the event to receive your wristband for the People’s Choice Tasting. Space is limited!

The Camp Mack Riverfront Concert Series continues Saturday, June 20th when bands will be playing live on stage throughout the day starting at 12pm. This is a family friendly event where you can enjoy music, corn hole, chili, comradery and more!

Activity Schedule

  • 8 am – Cooks Meeting for Chili Cookoff Teams
  • 9 am – Chili Cooking Begins
  • 10 am – Registration for Cornhole Competition and Ticket Sales for Chili Tasting
  • 12 pm – Craft Fair Opens & Live Music on Riverfront Stage
  • 12 pm – Verde Chili Turn-In
  • 1 pm – People’s Choice Chili Tasting Begins (Closes at 4pm or until supplies last. Cost is $10 per person)
  • 1 pm – Homestyle Chili Turn-In
  • 2 pm – Live Music n Riverfront Stage
  • 2 pm – Red Style Chili Turn-In
  • 5 pm – Award Ceremony on Riverfront Stage
  • 6 pm – Free concert on Riverfront Stage