3rd Annual High
1st Place Green -
2nd Place Red
2006 dawned clear and blustery in Monument Colorado as
intrepid chili cooks from all over found their way to
this beautiful Colorado town for the 3rd
annual High Country Chili Cookoff. We had some veterans
and former winners in attendance and some new faces to
welcome to the fun and intensity (or is that insanity?)
that is Competition Chili Cooking.
It really was a
gorgeous day for a chili cookoff; partly cloudy and just
cool enough to want chili but warm enough not to need a
jacket. Thanks go to the volunteers that brought heavy
blocks and rope to help keep the tents from blowing away
in the wind.
Cooks battled for top
spots in Red, trying to get those last precious points
for Terlingua, Green, Showmanship, and People’s Choice.
The Town of Monument
really got behind the event. A few blocks away were a
huge Farmers Market with items from A to Z and
everything in between. There was live music and
demonstrations by the local emergency response teams.
Soon the smell of
chili was being carried on the breeze to entice the
attendees at the other events to the cookoff. As usual,
the crowds were entertained by tastefully decorated
booths and wildly decorated chili cooks. (or is that the
other way around?)
For a slideshow of this wonderful event, press on
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