Kicking in the fall season with food created for a great reason is the purpose of the second annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Oct. 20 at
Kicking in the fall season with food created for a great reason is the purpose of the second annual Charity Chili Cook-Off Oct. 20 at Wilderness Trail Distillery. The event’s entry and patron fees will benefit the Danville Kiwanis’ Christmas for Kids and Seniors. There will be a variety of chili to taste, local food vendors, local artists, music and refreshing drinks for this family-friendly event.
Christmas is just around the corner and you can make a difference this year! Since 1927, the Danville Kiwanis Club has provided gifts of new clothing, coats, shoes and small toys for children for the holidays. They also support local senior citizens. The children and elderly the Kiwanis support are not served by any other group. With our community’s support we can spread some needed joy this holiday season.
All teams vying for the top taste award may enter Wilderness Trail Distillery’s second annual Charity Chili Cook-Off for a small donation of $25 direct to the Kiwanis Club. Tickets are $10 to attend the event and will be offered in advance. Proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club and each ticket holder gets unlimited tastings of the best chili the area has to offer and the hard task of voting for their favorites for top bragging rights. Prize money is determined by number of entries, so join the competition and increase your potential winnings.
- Former University of Kentucky basketball star Cameron Mills
- Boyle County football Coach Chuck Smith
- Syndicated UK sports columnist Larry Vaught
Kentucky Taste Buds, Leigh Roach and Tamara Schneider, will lend their discerning palates to determine the winners. Teams should prepare 1 quart of chili for the judges and another 3 gallons of chili for the tasters.
The tasting will be 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and winners announced at 2:30 p.m.
This is a family-friendly event with children’s activities, such as free pumpkins to decorate, free books from the Boyle County library bookmobile and face painting. Serious chili contenders need to submit an entry form by Oct. 12. Tim Estes, DJ EZE, will keep the party hopping.
To obtain an entry form or purchase tickets, contact Emily Toadvine Emily@wildernesstrailky.com, phone 859-402-8707 or come by the distillery at 4095 Lebanon Road, Danville.
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- Day 1
- October 20, 2018
11:30am Chili Tasting11:30am - 2:00pmAttendees can taste the chili entered into the contest.
2:30pm Winners Announced2:30pm - 2:45pmAnd the winner is...
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wilderness Trail Distillery4095 Lebanon Rd Danville, Kentucky 40422We have a pioneering spirit here at Wilderness Trail Distillery, just like the settlers who followed the path Daniel Boone blazed into Central Kentucky. In keeping with our location in the birthplace of Kentucky, we like blending old traditions with the science of making Bourbon and other fine spirits. After years of working with distilleries around the world to provide advice and fermentation products, we launched our premium craft distillery in 2012 with a focus on making the highest quality Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rum. Our founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist are fermentation experts with more than 20 years of experience in the production of alcohol and some of the best brands on the market today. Our specialty is making unique spirits from locally-grown grains to ensure quality, and adding a healthy dose of science in the process. Come see what we mean by visiting Wilderness Trail Distillery.