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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Pointe at Americana

This annual community event is set to be a day full of music, chili competition, games, craft beer tasting, cake walk, face painting – Fun for the ENTIRE family! Enjoy chili and salsa competitions  prepared by teams from all across the region. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome to enjoy live music.

Refreshments,  cold beverages, hot dogs and baked goods will be sold throughout the day. No ENTRY or parking fees. A $10.00 band will give you the opportunity to taste all of the chili and salsa competition entries. Kidz Zone is FREE and offers smaller chili lovers fun with Princesses, coloring station, ring toss, football toss, duck pond game and more!

The Code Red Chili Cook-off is an annual fundraiser for the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. As a nonprofit, the Foundation relies upon events such as this to raise funds to support Lane Regional Medical Center in providing the very best healthcare to everyone that enter’s its doors. This unique event offers companies, organizations and individuals from across the REGION the opportunity to compete in the cook-off or simply enjoy the fun—all for a worthy cause.

Event is presented by Americana, Level Homes and  Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation

Check Back soon for registration and entry details. 

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How Does the Chili Tasting Work? Each team prepares a chili that is unique to their combinations of ingredients and seasonings.  Tasting Bands allow you to taste all chili prepared for the People’s Choice award. After you purchase your tasting band you can visit each team and ask to taste their People’s Choice chili. You will receive a 2oz. cup and spoon. Some teams may provide condiments such as cheese, sour cream, crackers, etc.

What is the People’s Choice Award? This award is chosen by YOU!  The cooks have gone through a lot of trouble to entice you to vote for their chili! With each band purchase you will receive 2 voting tickets. After you have tasted all of the chili’s, you VOTE for your favorite by placing the ticket in the ballot box each team has on their table. The team with the most tickets wins the People’s Choice award! Additional voting tickets/bands can be purchased. Everyone wishing to taste chili MUST purchase a tasting band.

What is This Event Supporting? Proceeds from the Code Red Chili Cook-off will benefit the many projects of Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. The Foundation  supports Lane’s mission of investing in the future by providing access to the very best healthcare services, technologies and programs available.

Craft Beer Tasting:  Tasting Bands are $15.00 each. Must be 21 to taste craft beer.

 

Live Entertainment- Center Stage

 

Check back soon for announced entertainment.

For more information contact Event Chair,  Theresa Payment at 225-658-6699 or email tpayment@lanermc.org.

                                   

2016 Cook-off Winners:

CHILI YOUTH DIVISION:
1st place: The Lone Chili Pepper, Head Cook – Ashlyn Kling from Zachary

CHILI ADULT DIVISION:
1st place: Les(s) Miles More Chili, Head Cook – Jeff Sabella from Central

 

BEST OVERALL SALSA WINNER:

The Heat is On, Head Cook – Travis Hughes from Zachary

 

CHILI PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD: 

Level Homes Chili Cup Series @ Americana 500 Cup Series, Head Cook – Len Walker from Baton Rouge

 

BEST DECORATED BOOTH:
Gas Masters, Head Cook – Nate Beecham from Baton