CHAMBERSBURG — Do you make an amazing chili? Or do you just enjoy amazing chili?
Either way, homeless animals will be the winners if you participate in this weekend’s Second Annual CASI Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Summer Chili Classic cook-off.
But if you think you have the best chili recipe and want to participate as a contestant time is running out to register. June 11 is the deadline to enter, so get that application submitted right away.
There will be two levels of competition, professional and people’s choice, but chili cooks can enter both with just one $25 entry fee.
The professional category will be just meat and gravy and judged by professional chili judges.
The people’s choice is an anything goes category so cooks can really get creative. Judging will be by the those attending the event, who’ll be given a chance to vote for their favorite dish, and cook.
One rule is the same for both categories. All the chili must be cooked on the premises at the cook-off site Jan sell Wines 21 Grant Street.
For team registrations and additional information, call Mason-Dixon Best BQQ at 717-643-0039.
Those that want to taste instead of cooking only have to plan on showing up for the hottest event in town next Saturday, June 15, to support Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, and the animals.
At 10 a.m. the doors at Japan Zell will open and the public can start sampling at each cook’s site. Tasting and voting for the people’s choice award will continue through the day until the chili runs out, or 3 p.m., whichever comes first.
Judging of the professional chili category b the CASI judges will take place between 2 and 3:39 p.m. People’s choice voting ends between and 3:30 p.m.
Winners in both categories will be announced at 3:30 p.m.
While the contestants will compete for bragging rights in the chili cook-off and the public will get an opportunity to taste a variety of chili concoctions, the real winners will be the homeless pets — dogs, cats, rabbits, and six male rats waiting at Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter for their forever homes.