On Saturday, February 9, 2019, Downtown Laurel will come alive as the thrill of intense competition fuels the teams lining historic Central Avenue for the 8th annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off. Join us for one of Laurel Main Street’s most popular events and expose your business (and your top secret chili recipe) to over 3,000 hungry customers!
Come early to watch the teams set up and prepare their recipes from scratch. No pre-chopping or pre-cooking allowed! Each team prepares and cooks their secret chili recipe right out in the open for all to watch. Judging begins at eleven, when our expert panel tastes each entry and decides who wins the $1,000 grand prize in each category.
For just $10, you can enjoy an “all-you-can-eat” bowl or for $25, enjoy a “bottomless” Carl Buchanan keepsake pottery bowl. Tasting begins at 11:00 a.m. and the winners are announced at 2:30 p.m.
Children under twelve EAT FREE!
Although we love our furry friends, we ask that you leave your pets at home.