Cooks, judges needed for Mount Airy chili cook off -- Gazette.Net


Organizers of the Mount Airy’s Main Street Heat Chili Cook Off are looking for cooks to participate in the annual event.

The cookoff, which is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, is organized by the Mount Airy Main Street Association and 4 County Lions Club. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Mount Airy.

The contest includes three divisions: red chili, green chilli and salsa. Cash prizes range from $50 to $1,000 for cooks who place in first, second or third in their division.

Organizers also are seeking volunteer judges, vendors and sponsors for the event.

The cook off includes entertainment, food, a beer garden, a sanctioned corn hold tournament, children’s games and activities and — of course — chili. Last year, 5,000 people attended the cookoff.

For more information or to apply to the cook off, go to