11th Annual Mississippi State
Crossroads Chili Cookoff

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Crossroads Museum and Corinth Depot
221 N Fillmore St., Corinth, MS 38834
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Free to the public!
Live music, arts and crafts & kids’ zone!
$5 All you can eat Chili Tasting!
All proceeds benefit the Crossroads Museum!

Schedule of events:
7 - 8:30 am: Set-up, Registration at Depot
8:30 - 8:45 am: Cooks Meeting at Depot
9 - 11:30 am: Homestyle cooking period
10 am: Salsa Turn-in*
11:30 am: Homestyle Turn-in*
10:15 am - 1:15 pm: Chili Verde cooking period
12 pm until: People's Choice Chili Tasting
1:15 pm: Chili Verde Turn-in*
12 - 3 pm: Traditional Red cooking period
3 pm: Traditional Red Turn-in*
5 pm: Awards at Depot

*All judges are required to meet inside the
Depot 15 minutes prior to each turn-in time.

People's Choice Chili Tasting:
All You Can Eat Chili
12 noon until - $5 per person/per kit

Sample professional cook's chili and you be the judge. Vote for the
best tasting chili. $5 per chili tasting kit with all proceeds to benefit
Crossroads Museum. Kits include cups, spoons, napkins and judges card.

Competition Entry:

*Download Flyer*

*Download official ICS rules*


You must be an ICS member to compete (become a ICS member for
just $10 by clicking here). Entry fees are separate per category
and will be collected at Corinth Depot day of cook-off.

All Traditional Red and/or Homestyle contestants must prepare at least one gallon
of People’s Choice chili (PC). People's Choice Tasting begins at 12 p.m.

Cook-off Categories & Prizes
Traditional Red Homestyle Chili Verde Salsa
Entry $35 Entry $25 Entry $25 Entry $20
1st $1,000 * 1st $200 * 1st $300 * 1st $200 *
2nd $300 2nd $50 2nd $100 2nd $50
3rd $200 3rd $25 3rd $50 3rd $25
*1st place from each category advances to World Championship.

People's Choice Red Chili
Entry: $35 + at least one gallon of chili
Prizes - 1st $100

Cook Details

10 x 10 space and garbage cans provided. Contestants supply everything else.

Host Hotels

Holiday Inn Express
2106 U.S. Hwy 72 W., Corinth, MS 38834
(662) 287-1407

Econo Lodge
2104 U.S. Hwy 72 W.,Corinth, MS 38834
(662) 286-6071

*Mention code "Chili Cookoff" when reserving your room and receive a 10% discount. Book two nights and receive a Free Drink Ticket to Pizza Grocery.

Cook-off Reception

Friday, May 25 from 6-9pm
Free Pizza, Drink Specials & Door Prizes!
LOCATION: Pizza Grocery 800 Cruise St., Corinth, MS 38834

Cook-off Organizer

Zack & Brandy Steen
(662) 415-8641

Chief Judge Zack Steen
Chief Scorekeeper Brandy Steen 

2017 Winners

Mississippi State ICS
Crossroads Chili Cookoff
May 27, 2017
Chief Judge: Zack Steen
Scorekeeper: Brandy Steen
Chairman: Steve Knight

People’s Choice
3rd place: Dickey Thorp, Shelbyville, TN.
2nd place: Cory Heikel, Mechanicsburg, PA.
1st place: Veni Miller, Douglasville, GA., $100

ICS Salsa
3rd place: David Violette, Simpsonville, S.C., 12322, $50
2nd place: Henry Stephens, Hernando, MS., 13162, $100
1st place: Veni Miller, Douglasville, GA., 12619, $200, Advance to World

ICS Chili Verde
3rd place: Kristi Tobey, Beebe, Ark.,8507, $100
2nd place: Peter Combs, Hampton Cove, AL., 14372, $200
1st place: John Blackwell, Kennesaw, GA., 6603, $300, Advance to World

ICS Chili
5th place/Hon. Ment.: Rodney Foshee, Southaven, MS., 15297
4th place: James Lewis, Springfield, IL., 13559, $100
3rd place: Mike Dearing, Newton, MS., 6802, $300
2nd place: Larena Jones, Horn Lake, MS., 15229, $500
1st place: Bob Hall, Taylorville, IL., H357, $1,000, Advance to World

Crossroads Chili Cook-off
221 N. Fillmore St.
Corinth, MS. 38834


Cook-off Charity

Cook-off Sponsors