Applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Taylor County Chili Challenge, which will be held in conjunction with the Florida State Bluegrass Festival Saturday, April 6.
More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in the contest including first place prizes for the “Best Chili Golden Spoon Award,” “Most Unique &
Interesting Chili” and “People’s Choice.” Second and third place winners will also be recognized. The entry fee is $20 per chili. Each contestant must cook and provide a minimum of two gallons of chili for judging and serving.
Check-in is at 11 a.m., at Forest Capital State Park. Judging and serving begin at noon.
Festival-goers will be able to purchase “bottomless bowls” to sample the chili entries for $5 each.