What do you want to name your trip?

How are you using this trip?

What do you want to name your trip?

How are you using this trip?

Starting Address (Optional)

Ending Address (Optional)

If you choose to use/customize this trip, your current itinerary will be replaced!


We'd like to extend a special thanks to the following folks who helped us make this project possible:

We'd like to that our funders USDA Rural Development , Tucker Foundation, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development, the Cracker Barrel Foundation, our sponors, and the numerous other private and public donors that made this Web site and it's promotion possible.

MMA Creative
Thanks to Darrell Kerley, Jesse Kaufman, Donna Zec and all the Web site programmers at MMA Creative for nuturing the idea of this project and making it a reality. 

Thank you Randy Williams of the Upper Cumberland Development District for giving this project the Edge, and thanks to all our members and partners who have always participated with the Alliance, and supported our efforts to pursue a more inclusive vision for the region's future.  


Close this box

As you discover activities and attractions on this Web site, click the button to add them to your planner, then Print or Download your itinerary for the driving directions to each stop on your trip plan. 

Close this box

Use the Quick Search option to navigate the interactive map.  
Use the Advanced Search option for a more detailed
interest-based search that affects the List, County, and
Event view as well as the map.

When you are finished with the Advanced Search,
be sure to click the Clear Search button at the bottom
of the Advanced Search toolbar.

Close this box

Close this box

Events Events

Chili Cook-Off and Fall Fest
Oct 13, 2012

Chili Cook-Off and Fall Fest

4th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Official Contestant Entry Form

Saturday, October 13th

Entry Fee $20.00

2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Peoples Choice Award - $50 - Best Decorated Booth $25 - Best Decorated Store Front $25


-One entry per team                                    -Electricity Provided

   -Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.            -Chili Turn In at 11:30 p.m.

   -Entry Deadline is Fri., Oct. 12th                   


Team Name:_________________________ Contact Name:_________________________  


Street Address: _____________________________________________________________


City, State, Zip Code:________________________________________________________


Home Phone: _____________________  Cell Phone:  _____________________________



By signing and submitting this form you agree to all rules and regulations set forth by the Promotions Committee regarding this competition and agree to abide by them.  You also release Clay County, the City of Celina, and all parties involved in this competition from any liability from injury or accidents that may occur to you, your property, or any of your teammates during this event.


                                    Signature:  ______________________________________________

2012 Clay County Chili Cook-Off Information

1.  “Traditional Red Chili”- which is defined as any kind of meat or combination of meat, cooked with various spices and other ingredients.  Since the competition involves sampling by judges and attendees, please be aware that each team’s liability is based on ingredients cooked in the chili.  ANY TEAMS PREPARING AND SERVING HARMFUL INGREDIENTS WILL BE HELD LIABLE.

 2.  Meat can be pre-cooked but must be stored on ice.  Other ingredients: peppers, onions, etc. can be pre-chopped and brought to the cook site or chopped on site.  Ingredients cannot be combined until start of Cook-off.

 3.  Each team will be given a 10 x10 space only.  Tables, chairs, etc. is the responsibility of each entrant.  We will try to provide electricity as needed, but you must bring your own extension cords.  You must bring something to cook on (camp stoves or propane heated pots are best) and cooking utensils.  NO CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED.  You must provide a garbage can or box for your booth.  Bring your decorations (Make it Fun!  A trophy will be given for best decorated booth).

 4. Every team must check in prior to booth set up.  The registration table will be open at 8:00 a.m.  At the time of check in, each team will be given their judges’ container along with their contestant number.

 5.  Booth set-up can begin after you have registered and been given your team number.  There will be a cooks meeting at 8:30 a.m. to go over the rules and other information.  Stoves can be turned on to preheat.  Cooking of chili ingredients can begin at 9:00.  Anyone cooking prior to the 9:00 a.m. start time will be disqualified.   

 6.  You may cook as much chili as you like.  There is no limit on how much chili can be cooked, but we expect you to have a minimum of 3 gallons of chili per team for sampling plus an additional quart for judging.  You have to present your chili to the judges in your assigned containers.

 7.  Teams are responsible for getting their chili ready on time for pickup by the hospitality team.  The deadline to turn in your chili will be 11:30 a.m.   The chili will then be presented to the judges.  Judges are voting on the chili based upon: good flavor, texture, consistency, blend of spices, and color.  Winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m.  Awards to be handed out will be First, Second and Third Place, People’s Choice (voted on by the people for best tasting chili), Best Decorated Booth, and Best Decorated Store Front.

 8.  Entry Fees: $ 20.00 per team.  Team Captain must be 18 years or older to enter.

 9.  Tasting Kits will be sold for $ 5.00 each to the public.  The kits include a commemorative bowl, spoon, napkin, and voting ballot.  Sampling can begin after everyone has turned in their chili for judging.  Please do not distribute chili to the public for sampling in anything other than the commemorative mugs.

 10.  All teams are responsible for breaking down and cleaning up their booth and surrounding area at the end of the event.  Please remove all equipment and trash from premises.

 We thank you for your entry, and hope you enjoy the Cook-off.  Best of luck to all!     

For More Information

Public Square
Celina, TN 38551

Phone: (931) 243-3338
Website: http://claycountychilicookoff.webs.com/

Nearby Attractions

Relevant Itineraries