The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island announced today that the 28th annual Chili CookOff will be held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 13, 2012, rain or shine. This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for each. In addition, the popular local band, The PortaJohns, will be providing entertainment and there will be an area with free children’s games and activities including a water slide so parents can fully enjoy the festivities.
In total, the Club expects 25-30 restaurants and amateurs alike including 2011 winners Smokehouse, One Hot Mama’s, Salty Dog, Redfish, Bombora’s, Wild Wing Cafe, and The Lodge in the professional category. Amateur winners included the Hilton Head Firefighters, Elks Lodge 2772, Central Church, Jim Schmidt, and the Van Landingham Rotary Club. The Kiwanis Club expects full participation in one of the most popular events in the Southeast as advertised in Southern Living magazine and HomeAway.com – Hilton Head Rentals.
Tickets will be available in advance for $10 at several island locations including Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Phaarmacy, Reilley’s South, Honey Baked Ham in Bluffton, Bluffton Pharmacy, User Friendly on Hunter Road 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, Coastal Discovery Museum, Operation R&R, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, Week of Champions 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.
We look forward to seeing you on October 13.
The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head and the Palmetto Club.