Think you've got the best-tasting chili in Alamance County? Find out at the Times-News 25th annual Chili Bowl Cook Off. Just bring a crock pot full of your best chili to Holly Hill Mall to be judged by local chili experts. Top three winners receive cash and prizes from Burlington Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration required. The cook off will be limited to the first 30 people who preregister online by Jan. 27.
If you can handle the HOT, come join the Chili Pepper Eatin’ Contest - starting at 12:30pm - right after the conclusion of the Chili Cook Off. Up to 15 contestants will be given 3 minutes to eat as many pickled jalapeno peppers they possibly can. Champion wins $100. Must be 18 and sign a hold harmless waiver. Preregistration required by Jan. 27. See complete rules and register online.