11th annual Simon Kenton Chili Festival to be held Sept. 23


Staff report



The 11th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival will be held Sept. 23 at Monument Square in Urbana.

The 11th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival will be held Sept. 23 at Monument Square in Urbana.


Courtesy photo

URBANA — The 11th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival will be held Sept. 23 at Monument Square in Urbana.

The festival features live entertainment, contests and children’s activities, including face painting, a bouncy house and assorted games.

The contests include $1,000 for the best chili, a jalapeno eating contest, ‘Suck, Chew and Blow’ contest, best salsa recipe contest and a corn hole tournament. Attendees can vote for their favorite chili by purchasing $1 beads and dropping in the pot of their choice. The winner will receive a “Peoples Choice Chili” trophy.

The Hoopla parade will begin at noon, featuring the Dayton Antioch Shriner’s and their miniature vehicles. Other activities include sampling contestants chili and a dunk tank. The “Indoorfins” will be playing at 6 p.m.

Other food will be available from food trucks.

Registration for all contests opens at 10 a.m. Visit www.chilicookoffofurbana.com for complete listing of activities.

The 11th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival will be held Sept. 23 at Monument Square in Urbana.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/09/web1_chili-festival-photo-1.jpgThe 11th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival will be held Sept. 23 at Monument Square in Urbana. Courtesy photo

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