24th Annual Flora-Bama Chili Cook-Off Feb. 3
Spice up your weekend and your taste buds with live music and tons of chili varieties to help benefit a meaningful cause. Open to all, this popular event raised $10,400 for the American Cancer Society last year. That sum constituted just a portion of the nearly $150,000 the Flora-Bama gives back annually to the community that has supported it for over 50 years. The “Super” Chili Bowl Cook-Off is set for Saturday, February 3rd with teams cooking at 10 a.m. and tasting starting at noon. A big thank you to Visit Pensacola for sponsoring this family friendly community event!
Coming to cook?
Entry fees are $25 per three-man team. Registration fees include three t-shirts, one apron, and complimentary beer. Teams will cook minimum of five gallons of chili on site, using their own ingredients, cooking utensils, pots and burner. Teams can register in the Flora-Bama gift shop or online at www.florabama.com.
Winners have a shot at more than $300 in cash prizes with perpetual trophies awarded for First Place, People’s Choice, Best Decorated Booth, Judge’s Taste and Snowbird Clubs’ Best State categories. The winner of Judge’s Taste gets a Golden Ticket to the 2018 World Food Championships at The Wharf in Orange Beach! This international cooking competition features top chefs and home cooks from around the world who have won qualifying competitions, like our Chili Cook-Off. Hundreds of competitors will compete in November for $100,000!!
Coming to eat?
For $20 per person, each guest will enjoy unlimited chili samples, one free beer or non-alcoholic beverage and one People’s Choice ticket to give to the team of your choice. Pay at the door, get your hand stamped, then sample away! Try any and every chili you desire and vote by putting your ticket in the booth you deem best. 100% of ticket sales from the public will support American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
Additional People’s Choice tickets can be purchased for $1.
Teams can set up at 8 a.m. and cooking begins at 10 a.m., after each team’s ingredients have been inspected for food safety and fairness. The public’s chili sampling starts at noon with music by Hung Jury to kick off the party. Tasting will continue until 3 p.pm, so stick around for the awards ceremony to see who wins the People’s Choice, Judge’s Taste, Snowbird Clubs’ Best State of Chili and the Best Decorated Booth awards.
For more information, contact Marketing Director Jenifer Surface at firstname.lastname@example.org , Event Coordinator Jessica Langston at Jessica@florabama.com or visit us at www.florabama.com or on www.facebook.com/florabama
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package is a gulf front oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast being America’s “Last Great Roadhouse”. The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida-Alabama state line. This famous Gulf Coast establishment has been entertaining visitors and locals alike since 1964. Featuring 365 days a year of live music from top regional and national acts as well as home of the world famous “Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party”.