Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2017

Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2017

Chili Cookoff Team KragenbrinkThe 11th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off is on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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The event features 25 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. 

  • Photo of Chili Cook Off AttendeesOpen 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 other beverages will also be available for purchase.

Also scheduled is a Bags Tournament starting at 3 p.m. Those interested in signing up for the bags tournament are asked to contact Aaron Truitt at or sign up at the event.

“This is our 11th Annual event and will be our biggest ever,” said event chair Lori Winder. “This is a great way to try chili, support a local non-profit and socialize with friends and family. After 11 years, this committee knows how to throw a great Chili Cook-off!”

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.

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Oct 21 2017


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1


Matt Margheim

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