‘Utah State Chili Cook-Off’ benefits local veterans, families; registration open

ST. GEORGE — To all the chiliheads out there, come one, come all as the American Legion Post 90 hosts the first “Utah State Chili Cook-Off,” an event sanctioned by the International Chili Society, with proceeds going to helping military veterans and their families in the community.

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The event — slated to take place May 14 in St. George Town Square — will feature a spicy showdown in red chili, chili verde and salsa competitions, with over $1700 in prize money, trophies, T-shirts and bragging rights. The event will also include other fun activities and entertainment for the whole family.

If you or someone you know makes great chili, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to compete in the “Utah State Chili Cook-Off.” Put together a team, or come as an individual.

The winners of each of the three categories will go on to compete in the International Chili Society national championship.

Entry fees for the Utah State Chili Cook-Off are $35 for red chili entries, $25 for chili verde entries and $15 for salsa entries. A $60 membership to the International Chili Society is required for competitors.

For more information contact Pam Palermo by email: pam@stgeorgechamber.com.

Event details

  • What: Utah State Chili Cook-Off
  • When: May 14, 9 a.m.
  • Where: St. George Town Square, 50 S. Main St., St. George
  • Cost: International Chili Society Membership (required), $60 | Red chili, $35 | Chili verde, $25 | Salsa, $15
  • Register: www.chilicookoff.com
  • Contact: Pam Palermo by email: pam@stgeorgechamber.com

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