November 5-6, 2022

Ridge Ferry Park

This fall, Ridge Ferry Park will be host to our second cook-off competition, Chili-Fest along with an arts and crafts festival happening both Saturday and Sunday.

The chili cook off is set for Saturday, November 5. Gates open to the general public at 10:00 a.m. Chili sampling and voting takes place on Saturday. There is no chili sampling or voting on Sunday. 

The arts and crafts festival takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

Entry to the festival on each day is $5.00 per person and that includes a sampling/people's choice voting bracelet for Saturday's chili cook off.

Each bracelet comes with 3 voting tabs for People's Choice voting. The numbers on the tabs do not correlate to points.
It is simply vote 1, vote 2 and vote 3. Teams do not get points for the tickets labeled with the corresponding number.

Chili Teams
Registration for Chili-Fest will open Friday, July 1, 2022.

$75 per team. 
Cost includes four event t-shirts and four wristbands, one recipe entry.

Additional recipe entry is $50. Max of 2 total recipes. Second recipe guarantees four additional team members, four additional team member wristbands and a second 20’x20’ cook site. T-shirts are not included in the cost of a second recipe. You must purchase additional t-shirts if you need more than four. See registration form for pricing.

Porta toilets can be added to your cook site for a $100 fee. 

Registration ends October 26, 2022. Any registration after October 26 is not guaranteed an event t-shirt. T-shirt order will be placed October 26.


Awards Breakdown:

Judges' Competition:
1st place - $500*
2nd place - $300*
3rd place - $200*

*Prize money is calculated on a minimum of 15 teams. If less than 15 teams compete, prize money will decrease.*

People's Choice: Trophies & bragging rights.

Best booth set up: Certificate and recognition
Best team name: Certificate and recognition

All results and event photos will be posted to our Facebook page the week following the event. 

We are in the search for vendors for our chili cook off. Set up would be Friday starting at 9 a.m. No Saturday set up. 

Vendors pay $50 for 12'x12' space, $75 for a 20'x20' space or $100 for a 30'x30' space.

Vendors needing power must provide own power, unless you are a food truck and we will accommodate best we can with what power sources we do have available. 

Beverage or food vendors/trucks pay $200 to set up and must set up Friday. 

There will be security over night.

Vendors will be available for people to shop on both Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6. 

For more info on being a vendor or competing in the cook off, email Lindsey Jones at

Car Show

When: Saturday, November 5 
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Awards take place at 1 p.m.

All proceeds from the car show will benefit Georgia Special Olympics and Challenger Sports. For more information on registering in the car show, contact Tammy Bryant at

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