Think you have what it takes to chow down on the most fiery chili ever concocted? Test out your nerve (and cast iron stomach) at the first annual Hot Chili Eating Contest at the SC Chili Cook Off Championship, April 12.
Hosted by the Belton Area Museum Association, the Hot Chili Eating Contest will be limited to the first 15 participants who register on or before Saturday by 11:15 AM. Contest begins at 11:30 AM and winners will be determined by the number of bowls of chili consumed in 5 minutes.
The winner will take home a Kindle Fire HD, some toilet paper and Pepto Bismol as well as the year’s bragging rights. Second place winner will receive a restaurant gift certificate.
The event is being sponsored by Darby Metalworks, Inc., Commercial Bank, and Best Buy and all proceeds will benefit BAMA’s educational programming.
“We thought it would be fun to add this event to an already wonderful festival, and we have been working hard to hammer out all the details of the contest to make it a success,” said Shirah Smith, BAMA Executive Director.
For a downloadable registration form, visit the SC Chili Cook Off or Belton Area Museum Association Facebook pages, or come by the museum to pick up a copy. The contest is open to all people over the age of 18.
Museum hours are Wednesday-Thursday 9 – 2; Friday 9 – 4, and Saturday 9 – 1 (with extended hours on April 12).
“We encourage everyone to join in the fun,” said organizers. “What a great way to support the museum and win wonderful prizes!”