Tellico Plains Merchant Association Chili Cook-Off and Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off

Saturday, October 16 2021 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM [EDT]

113, Scott Street, Tellico Plains, TN, 37385, United States

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Chili cook off registration (Individual) Partial Approval - Free

Please note that Non-members or individuals who would like to compete in the Chili Cook-off will be charged a $5 registration fee at the gate.

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Chili cook-off registration (Tellico Plains Merchant/business) Partial Approval - Free

Please register here if you are a local Tellico Plains business or Church

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Pumkin Pie Bake-Off Partial Approval - Free

***Pumpkin pie bake-off is free for all participants*** Please join us in celebrating the seasons with this Pumpkin Pie Bake-off! There will be three categories that participants can compete in. 1) Best overall 2) Most creative pumpkin pie and 3) Best church pie (each church can have an unlimited amount of entries but one church will be given baking bragging rights as the church with the best pumpkin pie recipe in the area).

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Saturday, October 16 2021 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM [EDT]

***This is registration to compete in the chili cook-off. Members of the Merchants Association may compete for free. Non-members will be charged a $5 entry fee at the gate. All competitors must bring their own small table to serve their chili from, as well as their own extension cords for supplying electricity. Participants are welcome to bring any add ons (such as cornbread, crackers, or biscuits) or condiments they would like. Bowls and Utensils will be provided***


The Tellico Plains Merchants Association invites you join us in our beautiful historic downtown to celebrate the harvest season with a chili cook off! Come sample the many different chilis we'll be preparing ourselves, as well as pumpkin pies baked by our local church members.

Benchmark Physical Therapy will host a kids corner with games and face painting and raffle off a quilt. Picnic tables provided by Mecca Camp Resort. And many other goods and services will be donated by local business owners.

Perry and Diana Brake will play live music, and half of the proceeds will go to JAM, a non-profit run by the Brakes to teach children traditional Appalachian music at no cost.

So, stop on by for an afternoon of fun and food! Stroll around town, do some early Christmas shopping, play a few games, and enjoy a warm bowl of chili as you listen to some traditional Appalachian music.

Bowls are $5 for unlimited sampling as long as the chili lasts.

Victoria Bailey