The Citizens Against the Pellissippi Parkway Extension (CAPPE) sixth annual ChiliFest is Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church in downtown Maryville. Chili chefs will compete for prizes in beef, other meats, and vegetarian categories. The public will vote for the People’s Choice winner.
New this year is live music by Terry Bunde, Carl Gombert and Niki Schrock of the Omega Dogs beginning at 6 p.m.
The event begins at 4 p.m., with tasting and judging continuing until the winners are announced at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the different chills and a variety of beverages, there will be tortillas and quesadillas made to order and a bake sale with home-made treats. Everyone will be eligible to win door prizes.
To enter the contest, submit an entry form and the $20 entry fee by January 28. Entry forms are available at www.discoveret.org/cappe or from CAPPE board members. Each contestant should bring a minimum of four quarts of warm prepared chili in a crockpot, and provide a ladle and someone to serve.
Suggested donation for admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Advance tickets are available at Southland Books located at 601 East Broadway and Waste Not, Want Not at 1505 East Broadway and from CAPPE board members. Admission includes tastes of entries and one bowl of chili and one vote for the People’s Choice winner. Judges will select the winners in the beef, other meats and vegetarian categories. Each of the four winners will be awarded a $50 gift card.
For more information, call Susan Keller at 865-982 4267.