Exchange Club Chili & BBQ Cook-Off
425 Boston Ave
Bring your appetite to the Exchange Club Chili & BBQ Cook-Off to sample chili and barbecue from 100 cooking teams. Enjoy a full day of entertainment, drinks and delicious barbecue with the whole family during this day of top-notch food fun. Purchase a taster kit and sample some of the best chili, barbecue, chicken and pork in the five-state area along with thousands of other barbecue enthusiasts.
This annual barbecue competition officially kicks off after the annual Azalea Festival Parade, held early Saturday morning. Enjoy the music and parade floats at the Azalea Festival, and then head over to the annual Exchange Club Chili & BBQ Cook-Off for plenty of finger-lickin' fun. Come hungry to this cook-off and sample dishes from each cooking category, including chili, baked beans, beef brisket, chicken, pork spare ribs and hot links. Don't forget to vote for your favorites, and then see which competitor takes the crown of People's Choice winner.
A variety of concessions will be available, as well as an area designed specifically for children. The festival's kids' zone will feature food, inflatables, face painting, clowns, pony rides, camel rides and more. Don't miss the festival's Crowd Pleasin' Showmanship Competition for a wide variety of barbecue-inspired entertainment performed live, and don't be afraid to dig into some mouth-watering barbecue from some of the area's most skilled pitmasters.