Orlando Chili Cook-off celebrates 10 years in business at Festival Park


Spend an entire day taking your taste buds on a mouth-watering journey through more than 100 booths at the Orlando Chili Cook-off. Each tent serves its own unique chili recipe from top chefs and locals alike, while attendees help decide which one is the best through the “people’s choice” voting category. For its 10-year anniversary, the event features a wide selection of entertainment, like a vegan chilidog eating challenge, live music and plenty of beer. You can be sure to eat your heart out free of guilt as the event also benefits the Camaraderie Foundation, which provides support to veterans and their families through mental health counseling.

noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 | Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St. | orlandochilicookoff.com | $15-$40

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