The Main Street Altus “Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cook-Off” will be held this Saturday, Oct. 3 in downtown Altus. See inside today’s edition for a registration form or pick one up at the Main Street Altus office, 215 N. Main Street. They are also available online at www.mainstreetaltus.org.
Festivities begin at 10 a.m., with chili served beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be trophy presentation at 2 p.m. Trophies and cash prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division.
The event will include a lot of takes on chili, but entries will also include a barbecue contest and a salsa contest.
Several local businesses and groups are holding in-house chili cookoffs to decide which pot of chili will represent them in the downtown contest. This week, Herring Bank of Altus held a cookoff. Their winning chili was cooked by Keith Phillips who will represent the bank in Saturday’s contest.
You can purchase tasting kits for just $3, which allows you to walk around and get a taste of all of the entries you want, while supplies last.
Sponsors for this year’s Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cook-Off include The Altus Times, Livingston Machinery Co., Western Equipment, Wilmes Superstore, Bar-S, Jackson County Memorial Hospital, KHOWL, Cotton Growers Cooperative, Stockmans Bank, KEY-B, NBC Bank, The City of Altus, Fowler Agency, KWHW, KQ106, and Helena Chemicals.
Call the Main Street Altus office at 580-482-2277 or email email@example.com for more information.