When: Saturday, January 31st, noon - 1:15 pm  
Where: Stage Left Cafè & Opera House Community Room, 121 West Van Buren Street, Woodstock click for map
What: It has been a long cold and snowy winter. To warm you up again this year a Chili Cook-off will be held in conjunction with Woodstock’s Groundhog Day Festivities.

All of the cooking will take place in the kitchen of the Woodstock North High School classroom kitchen from 8am Saturday, February 1st.  The public tasting and judging will take place from 12 noon in the Woodstock Opera House.

Coordinator Rick Bellairs said,  “We usually have a few returning cooks and a few new competitors”.

Entries are now being accepted on a first come first serve basis. There is a $25 entry fee. Meat will be provided. Contestants supply everything else.  Anyone interested in competing should download the entry package here.

The public is invited to a free tasting of the chili in the community room of the Opera House beginning at 12 noon Sat. January 31st.  After sampling all of the different concoctions the public can vote for their favorite.  There will also be a judging.  Winners will be announced at 1 o’clock in the Stage Left Café.  There are prizes for 1st and 2nd place and “People’s Choice”.

Following the Chili Cook-Off, there will be a walking tour of some of the locations filmed in the making of the movie “Groundhog Day”.

Sponsors: Jewel Osco, Woodstock Opera House, Stage Left Cafè  
Cost: Donation  
Past Winners:

2014 Michael & Brianna Dee
Ivy Sagrado
2012 Nick Lowry and Alison Oberkrieser-Lowry
2011 Ivy Sagrado
2010 Ivy Sagrado
2009 Ivy Sagrado
2008 Brian Weiskopf
2007 John and Riley Kohler
2006 Rosanne Zacone and Tim Nipko
2005 Dale Lavan
2004 Ann Gallette
2003 Ralph Webster