In 2005, we held our very first "Haunted Chili Cookoff!" as a part of the Haunted Hayrides in Brownsburg's Arbuckle Acres Park. We didn't know what to expect, but we hoped for a day of great food, good team cooking and a tasty finish to the day for area chili chompers. Since that time the event has been a great success each year. And, the tradition continues!
Entrants are not only judged on their on-site cooked chili, but also on how well they decorate their booths and their teams. Independent Judges award prizes for the Best Traditional Chili, Best Non-Traditional Chili along with Best Decorated Booth. We also typically feature a People's Choice Award.
The Haunted Chili Cookoff became another very special event during the Haunted Hayrides and certainly an autumn tradition in Brownsburg.
If you would like to participate in the annual Haunted Chili Cookoff, visit the website for the Brownsburg Park & Recreation Department. They include the Haunted Chili Cookoff as part of their annual Family Fall Festival in Arbuckle Park!
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PLEASE NOTE: BROWNSBURG'S HAUNTED HAYRIDES ARE NO LONGER TAKING PLACE.