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Second annual Breck Trade Days Chili Cook-off set for Dec. 15

Second annual Breck Trade Days Chili Cook-off set for Dec. 15
December 06
07:24 2018

For the second year in a row, Breckenridge is looking for the best chili cooks in the area. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the 2018 Breck Trade Days Chili Cook-off will be held at the Trade Days barn.

The contest is open to anyone, but contestants must register with the City of Breckenridge by Monday, Dec. 10. There is no entry fee. Entry forms are available at the City offices, 105 N. Rose Ave.

Last year, at the inaugural chili cook-off, seven teams entered, and the Breckenridge Police Department won both first place and the People’s Choice award. Second place went to David Wilson, and third place was won by Ted Robertson.

The 2018 prizes will include $100 for the winner, $50 for the runner up, and a Chili Cook-off apron for the People’s Choice winner. Entries will be judged on aroma, consistency, red color, taste and aftertaste.

According to the rules, all chili must be made on-site from scratch with no commercially packaged ingredients or fillers. Contestants may begin making their chili on-site at 7 a.m. Each contestant must make at least one gallon of chili. Judging and tasting will begin at 11 a.m.

For those planning to cook under the Trade Days barn, only electric or gas grills or stoves will be allowed.

Breck Trade Days vendor booths will be available for shoppers during the chili cook-off. Vendor spots  are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the chili cook-off or vendor spots, call Pam Wright at the City of Breckenridge at 254-559-8287.


Cutline, top photo: Seven teams competed in the first Breck Trade Days Chili Cook-off in 2017. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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