Chili Madness Chili Cook-Off in Lowell

9:07 PM, Oct 13, 2012   |    comments
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  • Proceeds from the cook-off will go to the Alpha Women's Center of Lowell.
  • Organizers say usually 28 teams participate in the chili cook-off, but this year there were fewer.

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM)- It looked and felt like fall outside Saturday, and what better way to enjoy the chill than with some chili.

As the rain came down, dozens of teams stirred and stewed under tents in Lowell, for the 11th annual 'Chili Madness Chili Cook-Off'. The competition is part of the Lowell Harvest Celebration. Organizers say the number of teams was down this year, but the turnout was still impressive, considering the weather.

"We've got Knights of Columbus chili, we've got trail chili, we've got white chili, we've got black chili, we've got hot chili, we've got not so hot chili. This is the best chili in the United States and I'll tell you what-it doesn't matter what the weather is, everyone loves chili," said one man from Lowell, before trying one of the stews.

Proceeds from the chili cook-off will go to the Alpha Women's Center of Lowell, which supports pregnant women and young mothers.

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