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Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-Off 2020

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The 14th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off will take place Saturday, October 10, 2020, in partnership with the 11th Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll.

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10th annual chili cookoffThe event features 25 four-person teams competing for cash prizes totaling $400 and bragging rights. The cooking will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Then the public is invited to the tasting portion of the event from 4 to 7 p.m. 

The 2020 Chocolate Stroll is 10:00am – 4:00pm on the same day.

“The Chocolate Stroll and Chili Cook-off committees, both managed by the CDG, got together and decided to partner to create an all-inclusive, family friendly chocolate and chili event that celebrates two great festival foods,” said Chocolate Stroll Committee Chair Sherene Player. “Since both festivals rely on sponsorship dollars, we thought this might be a great way to share resources and offer festival-goers two great events in one big day.”

“We are ecstatic about this partnership!” said Lori Winder, Chili Cook-off Committee Chair Lori Winder. “Chocolate has been a go-to secret ingredient in many Chili recipes, and chocolate bars with a bit of chili pepper are always popular and delicious. We encourage everyone to come to Mount Vernon for Chocolate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and stay for Chili from 4 to 7 p.m.”

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.

About Main Street

The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.


October 10
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935


Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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