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March 3, 2018 – Mardi Gras Park



It is a four-hour fun-filled day of great food and live entertainment where teams compete to find out who can cook-up the best chili in the community with chances to win fabulous prizes.  Each team must sell 75 tickets at $10 each. 



Saturday, March 3, 2018            

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Mardi Gras Park, Downtown Mobile



Proceeds from Chili-Cook-Off will be used for local educational programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation, and lifesaving research.


How to enter: 

Call the American Cancer Society at (251) 344-9858


Where to buy tickets:

Tickets are $10.00 each at the American Cancer Society Office or $15.00 on the day of the event.


History of the Event:

The American Cancer Society Chili Cook-Off has become a much anticipated fundraiser since its inception in 1989, when the event was created in the back of the Lumber Yard restaurant with two men and a pot of chili. The event raised $550 that year for the American Cancer Society. The event has grown exponentially and in the years since 2006, the American Cancer Society’s Chili Cook-Off has had over 110,000 people come down to Bienville Square to taste over 662 different kinds of chili. With that being said, over $1.3 Million has been raised to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer and creating a world with more birthdays.



There are judges that will be responsible for tasting chili from four different categories and selecting the top one from each group. The judges will taste the top chili from each category and judge on the best overall taste.  Prizes are awarded to the winner.  Presentation is not a factor.



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