|It has been a long cold and snowy winter. To warm you up again this year a Chili Cook-off will be held in conjunction with Woodstock’s Groundhog Day Festivities.
All of the cooking will take place in the kitchen of the Woodstock North High School classroom kitchen from 8am Saturday, February 2nd. The public tasting and judging will take place from 12 noon in the Woodstock Opera House.
Coordinator Rick Bellairs said, “We usually have a few returning cooks and a few new competitors”.
Entries are now being accepted on a first come first serve basis. There is a $25 entry fee. Meat will be provided. Contestants supply everything else. Anyone interested in competing should contact Rick Bellairs at 815-334-2618 or Rick@RickBellairs.com.
The public is invited to a free tasting of the chili in the community room of the Opera House beginning at 12 noon Sat. February 2nd. After sampling all of the different concoctions the public can vote for their favorite. There will also be a judging. Winners will be announced at 1 o’clock in the Stage Left Café. There are prizes for 1st and 2nd place and “People’s Choice”.
Following the Chili Cook-Off, there will be a walking tour of some of the locations filmed in the making of the movie “Groundhog Day”.