Louisville’s Great Chili Cook-off Begins at NuLu

Contest organizers hold this annual citywide chili contest to raise money for charity and produce a champion with cash prizes.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Assemble your beans, hot peppers and chili spices as Market Street transforms into a competitive kitchen.

Chili connoisseurs will create and taste different types of chili from the Louisville area.

Louisville Great Chili Cook-off has been bringing people together over chili since 1989.

Contest organizers hold this annual citywide chili contest to raise money for charity and produce a champion with cash prizes.

This year’s event will take place on October 9, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the 800 block of E. Market St. in Nulu.

There will be live music performed by Five Below and Soul Circus.

Event organizers said the score sheets would ask judges to rate each entry based on a 1-10 point scoring system, with 10 being the highest on several different cooking criteria.

Additionally, they said the judges will select the top three entries from the individuals division and the winner will take all for the restaurant division.

People’s Choice ballots will be available at the information tent until approximately 5:00 p.m. for the public to vote for their favorite chili. The authorities encourage you to invite your friends and family. It costs $5 for each ballot ticket, which will go to charity.

Officials also encourage teams to creatively decorate their kitchen areas or cabins. Throughout the day, judges will evaluate each team’s space based on theme, costumes, setup, excitement and audience participation. The winner will receive $100.

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