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Updated: 11/07/2013 08:00:00AM

Crazy Pepper Chili Cookoff Saturday in downtown Sebring

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The Rotary Club of Highlands County will host its third annual “Crazy Pepper Chili Cookoff” Saturday near the historic Circle in downtown Sebring in conjunction with the Sebring Cruise and Hot Rods and Hogs. First place prize is $500.

The event is presented by Winn-Dixie and the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency.

Team entry fee is $50 and includes a 12-foot x 12-foot cooking area, electricity, and water. All teams will receive a $25 Winn-Dixie gift card to purchase ingredients for their chili. Set up begins at 8 a.m. and cooking begins at 9. Judging will start promptly at noon with tasting for the public until 3 p.m.

Judges will vote on the chili that they like best based upon color, aroma, flavor, texture, blend of spices and overall consistency.

Entry forms and official cook-off rules and regulations can be downloaded at Mail completed application and entry fee check to The Rotary Club of Highlands County, P.O. Box 4264, Sebring, FL 33871.

For additional information contact Dr. John Pepper at 863-381-2689 or email for more information.