5th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off Takes Place on February 8, 2014

The 5th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off presented by RP Funding takes place Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from noon until 6pm at Festival Park in Orlando.

orlandochilicookoffThe event will feature a variety of chili samples, children’s activities and live entertainment, as well as the 2nd Annual World Chili Eating Challenge presented by Pepto Bismol, with contestants competing for a cash prize.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under, both online and at the gate. Produced by Events for Change, a portion of proceeds earned from the event will go to Special Olympics of Florida.

Orlando’s Festival Park is located at 2911 East Robinson Street, and there is free parking around the venue, as well as free shuttle service from nearby Fashion Square Mall.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit OrlandoChiliCookoff.com.

4th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off Will Burn the Taste Buds on February 9, 2013

orlandochilicookoffOne of the most popular city events is the annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off, and it returns for its 4th year on February 9, 2013.

The event takes place at Orlando Festival Park (2911 E. Robinson St), located next to Orlando Executive Airport.

The main focus is the chili cook-off competition, which is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). The total purse in cash and prizes has been increased to $5000 this year. Teams compete to win trophies, prizes and cash for the best CASI chili or the best Open chili categories.

The Orlando Chili Cook-off will also host Orlando’s first World Chili Eating Challenge. The renowned eater, Joey Chestnut will be among the competitors and there are still three spots open for Orlando locals to ‘chow for charity’ and compete for the total purse of $3500, with first prize winning $1750.

In addition to free samples of chili, those that attend can purchase other food and beverages, like beer, at an additional cost. Free chili samples are limited, so get there early if you want to chow down. Bring cash, because that’s the only way you’ll be able to pay for anything.

Gates open at 12pm (noon) and close at 6pm.

Admission is $7 in advance online until February 8. Day of tickets jump to $12 per adult. Children 6-12 are $3.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Florida.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit orlandochilicookoff.com.

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