Salted with Sharks

Notable Upcoming Chili Cookoffs

In Calendar, Culture Bluffs, Open Season, The Mess Deck, Uncategorized on January 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm


who: Competition is open only to public safety officers (police, fire, EMS, Coast Guard), but anybody can come to the station and eat some chili. A panel of judges including Sheriff Ted Schendel and some members of the Chamber of Commerce will judge the chilis. A trophy will be awarded to the winner.

when: Doors open at 10 am for a tour of the Coast Guard Station. Competition starts at 11 am.

where: 100 Coast Guard Rd, Frankfort, (231) 352-4242

why: Social/PR. A chance for public servants to get to know each other and for the public to get to know their Coast Guard.

how much: Free admission!


who: The Elberta Solstice Committee calls on anyone, yes anyone, to enter its second annual chili cookoff. They’re also asking for donations of silent auction items. First, Second, and Third Place chili winners will be chosen by popular vote, and prizes awarded. Contact Jennifer Wilkins to enter or donate silent auction items: 231-651-0798/

where: The Cabbage Shed Backroom, 198 Frankfort Avenue

when: Have your chili crockpot plugged in, or your silent auction item on the table, at the Shed by 4:30 on February 16, after the Shiver by the River events. Competition and auction starts at 5 pm and will run till about 9 pm, or whenever the chili runs out. 

why: To raise money ahead of the June 22 Solstice Festival, to keep admission to the festival free. The Solstice Committee has to pay for bands, fireworks, permits, porta-lets, etc.

how much: $5 donation at the door gets you a chance to sample and vote on the chilis and bid on silent auction items. No fee to enter a chili. 

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