The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce & Esther D. Nixon Library present the Jacksonville Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, January 23rd. The competition will take place from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the library, located at 703 W. Main Street in Jacksonville.

Contest Rules/Information:

  • One chili dish per entry.
  • Please arrive at the Nixon Library Meeting Room at 4pm with your crockpot of chili, a serving spoon, and a box for voting slips.
  • Gloves will be provided.
  • All contestants will be held to a level of cleanliness. Please keep your station clean and wash your hands.

The winner will receive a $50 gift card, a trophy, and bragging rights as the best chili in Jacksonville!

Limited spots are available. Sign up at

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