As part of Oconto Falls Fun Fest, the Oconto Falls Lioness Club hosts the annual Chili Cook-Off.    Falls Fun Fest, held the last weekend of September, has been a community event for many years now and the Chili Cook Off is one of the additions to the festivities.  The Chili Cook-Off is the Lioness Club’s annual fundraiser for the yearly holiday lighting project in Oconto Falls called the “Avenue of Lights”.  The Club raises monies to pay for the improvements at the site and to fund additional displays for the years to come.

If you are a chef, cook or just a chili aficionado, the Chili Cook Off is for you!  Contestants register ahead of time for a small entry fee and can either prepare their entry at the Memorial Field pavilion or bring their entry already prepared.    Three local cooks or chefs do blind tasting of all the entries and then judge them individually.   The public is invited to taste all the entries and to then vote for the chili that they like best.   Cash prizes are awarded and the most popular entry as determined by the public voting is awarded the “People’s Choice” award: a 12 quart stock pot filled with a variety of cooking gadgets and products!

The Lioness Club will be selling their very own chili creation served either with pasta or without and can be dressed with cheese, onion and sour cream.    Some of the contestants will even be kind enough to sell their product with the proceeds going to the Oconto Falls Lioness Club.  Beer & soda will be served.

Watch for posters and news articles in the days to come for further information. Join the Oconto Falls Lioness Club and share in the fun that the Chili Cook Off brings.  You won’t go away hungry!   This event is sponsored by: S.T. Paper, LLC, McDermid Trucking, Oconto Electric Co-op, Gilligans North, Welcome Home Saloon and Good Stuff Grill, and Witt’s Piggly Wiggly.