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Published on January 27th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Call for Cooks for The Palladium Society’s 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Test your chili-cooking prowess against the Midlands’ best at The Palladium Society’s 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 1, at the State Fairgrounds.

Cooks are invited to share their chili recipes with more than 500 of Columbia’s finest chili-tasters from 5 to 8 p.m. in the EllisonBuilding at the State Fairgrounds. The deadline to enter the cook-off is Feb. 25, and the $20 entry fee covers one chili entry, plus two tickets (cook and one guest – a value of $60) for this famously hot event. Visit historiccolumbia.org for the entry form.

Hosted by The Palladium Society of Historic Columbia, the Chili Cook-Off features a variety of chili recipes, judging by local celebrities, live music and prizes for the winners.

“The Chili Cook-Off is one of the largest fundraisers for Historic Columbia, and one of our favorite to host,” said Megan Plott, president of Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society. “We can’t wait to join our taste testers and find out what the cooks have in store this year.”

Ready to taste? Advance tickets are $15 for Palladium Society members, $25 for Historic Columbia members and $30 for the general public. All tickets will be $30 at the door. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at historiccolumbia.org, by phone at 803.252.7742 ext. 11 or by email at akinard@historiccolumbia.org. Ticket price includes all you can eat and drink chili, wine and beer, and all proceeds from this event benefit Historic Columbia.

About Historic Columbia:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in RichlandCounty. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.

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