Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2019

Chili Cookoff Attendees October 2017

Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2019

The 13th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off is on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

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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. 

  • 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 other beverages will also be available for purchase.

Also scheduled is a Bags Tournament.

“Mount Vernon and Lisbon loves their chili and has been making this event an October staple for 12 years now,” 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 12 years, this committee has learned how to throw a great Chili Cook-off!”

The application forms for teams is available online.  The early bird deadline to sign-up a team for the chili competition is September 27.

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 05 2019


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1


Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935

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