Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2022

October 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bowl of Chili

The Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off is on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Check out the event page on Facebook.

10th annual chili cookoffThe event features 30 four-person teams competing for cash prizes totaling $450 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. 

  • Open to the public and admission is free.
  • Biodegradable sample chili cups are available for $1 each, or a 25-sample punch card for $20. 
  • Beer, soda, and water will also be available for purchase.

The team application to compete in the Chili Cookoff is available online.

A Bags Tournament will start at 3 p.m. Those interested in signing up for the bags tournament are asked to contact Aaron Truitt or sign up at the event.

Mount Vernon and Lisbon love chili and this event has become a family favorite every October for 16 years,” said event chair Sue Margheim. “This is a great way to try chili, support a local non-profit and socialize with friends and family!

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 8, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,
Event Tags:


Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935


Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon,IA52314United States
+ Google Map
Top of Page