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Chili-Fest coming on November 6

October 26, 2021–7:15 p.m.


Cook and compete, or just come to eat.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation plays host to the Chili-Fest Cook-Off presented by Courtesy Ford and Lincoln Rome on Saturday, November 6 at Ridge Ferry Park.

Registration is now open for teams to put their chili recipes to the test to see who has the best chili in Rome. The cost of registration is $50 per recipe with a max of two recipes.

Chili-Fest is open to the general public on Saturday, November 6 at 10 am. We invite everyone to come out and participate in the People’s Choice Award while following COVID protocols. Entry for the public is free but participating in the tastings requires a small fee.

First place of the judges’ choice receives a cash award, a cool keepsake award, and bragging rights for the best chili in Rome. Second and third places take home a trophy and prize money. Winners from the People’s Choice category will receive trophies for first through third places.

Teams can register by going to and downloading the application or by visiting our main office at 1 Shorter Ave. For all questions or information regarding Chili-Fest, contact Lindsey Jones at [email protected].

Alongside the chili cook-off, Parks and Recreation is hosting an adult cornhole tournament. Males or females can enter as a doubles team and compete in the bracket-style contest. First and second-place teams will receive trophies. Registration for the corn hole tournament is $20 per team.

For more info or to register for the tournament, visit or contact Tyler Stinson at [email protected].