The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island announced today it has received a record number of commitments from local chili cooks for the 27th Annual Chili Cookoff being held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn from Noon to 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 8, 2011. The event will focus on local chili cooks in professional and amateur categories with separate awards for each. In addition to the popular local Chilly Willy Band providing entertainment there will be a supervised children’s area with games and activities including a water slide so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. Bring bathing suits for the kids!
The Club has over 25 restaurants and amateurs alike including Smokehouse, Wild Wing Café, Frankie Bones, One Hot Mamma’s, Roastfish, Reilley’s South, LWoods, Bombora’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Montana’s, Murphy’s Pub, Kenny B’s, San Miguel’s, The Lodge, Redfish, Wreck of the Salty Dog, Hilton Head Diner and Patti’s Pig N Pit in the Professional category. Amateur commitments include Hilton Head Firefighters, Elks Lodge 2772, Dom Buglione, Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy, Central Church, Memory Matters, Chili Jerks, and 3 Babes and a Chili Bowl. The Kiwanis Club expects more participation in one of the most popular events in the Southeast as advertised in Southern Living magazine.
Tickets will be available in advance for $10 at several Island locations including The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy, Reilley’s South, User Friendly and any Kiwanis member. Each ticket entitles the holder to as many samples of chili as they want. Tickets on the day of the event will be $12. Proceeds from the event benefit The Children’s Center, The Coastal Discovery Museum, Operation R&R, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, and several other youth programs. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.
In addition, there will be a limited number of corporate sponsorships available which will include 20 tickets to the event.
For more information on the Cookoff contact Andy Cook: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org or Nat Green: email@example.com , or Tom McHale: firstname.lastname@example.org for cooks’ registration.
We look forward to seeing you on October 8.
The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island and beneficiaries.