2019 10th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off Preview

Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer

The Orlando Chili Cook-Off is one of the largest cook-off events in the Central Florida area, which raises money for Events for Change. What makes this event unique is that there is much to see, do, and taste. Plus, watching the tough chili-eating competition. This event is held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019, from 12pm -6pm, at Festival Park in Orlando, near the Orlando Executive Airport. Rain or Shine this event goes on.

This year does not a main sponsor for this event. The previous years RP Funding and Northwestern Mutual Greater Orlando were the main sponsors of the Orlando Chili event. If your company would like to be a main sponsor of this event please contact Orlando Weekly for more details. Then next year your company names will be promoted with this event,

When driving down to this event there will be limited parking on Festival Park property. But there is parking available for a fee about a block away at a few area businesses. For the best parking spaces get there early because it fills up fast. If you can’t find parking park near by park head to the Fashion Square Mall where there will be shuttle buses going to and from this event. Check the event website for more parking options.

During the pervious year’s event it was hit or miss with the weather. It is recommended to bring a poncho, folding chair, and dress comfortably. Plus, don’t forget the your camera. There’ll be so much to take in. Your family pets are not allowed at this venue, but service animals are always welcome.

It is recommended to arrive hungry to this event. One will be sampling from many different flavors and recipes of cooked chili from about 100 booths. Not all the chili tastes the same. Some of the ingredients inside the chili are spices, cooked meat chunks, a variety of beans. Plus, these booths have added their own secret ingredients too. If you’re looking some for hot chili, they also have some of that too. Spicy chili is upon requested because not a lot of people like hot and spicy chili. Some people get heartburn after eating all the samples that their heart desires. Don’t forget to pack the over the counter heartburn medication for yourself and or family. There will be some lines wait in to get some samples of chili from many booths. Please be patient and wait your turn in line.

If you’re interested in showcasing your chili at this year’s event. You and your team can register before hand and pay a registration fee at orlandoweeklytickets.com/events/63216398/10th-annual-orlando-chili-cook-off . Any questions please contact ChiliDaddy@OrlandoWeekly.com

Besides tasting chili, there are other activities to see and do. There is also a massive kid’s zone, capture memories in the Paparazzi zone, live entertainment, and see the World Chili Eating Challenge. There are a number of musical acts that perform live on the main stage. Every year they have some local bands to get this party started. The crowds’ rock and dance to these tunes throughout the day of this event. This year’s bands are Greg Warren Band and Wilted Chilis. See them live on the main stage at this event.

The main event at this event is the World Chili Eating Challenge. This is a food-eating contest that is sanctioned by the Major League Eating & International Federation of Competitive Eating. Some of the past winners were Joey Chesnut, Miki Sudo, and many more. Theses eating record holders will be back to try to win this year’s contest. The general public has a chance to enter into this eating contest too. Go to www.majorleagueeating.com for more information. Very few are selected to compete in this competition.

At the end of the day winners will be awarded in various Chili Cook-Off categories. Some of these winners go on to other major chili cook-off events. Who will take home the trophies?

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