Bring your appetite to Music Farm Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 21 for The Palladium Society Chili Cook-Off Presented by Music Farm Columbia from 5 to 8 p.m.
In conjunction with the citywide commemoration of the Burning of Columbia, The Palladium Society has encouraged cooks to use the 150th anniversary of this monumental event as inspiration for original pots of chili during this year’s event. The annual Chili Cook-Off features a variety of chili recipes for tasting, judging by local celebrities and cash prizes for the winners. For the first time in 2015, the Cook-Off will include mobile polling sponsored by Modern Exterminating Co., Inc., for the people’s choice award.
Chili Cook-Off tickets include all you can eat and drink chili, wine and beer as well as live music by the Capital City Playboys, Dave Britt Music and the Ruby Brunettes. Advance tickets are $15 for Palladium Society members, $25 for Historic Columbia members and $30 for the general public, and all tickets sold at the door will be $30. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at historiccolumbia.org, by phone at 803.252.7742 ext. 15 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from this event benefit Historic Columbia’s upcoming reinterpretation of the Mann-Simons Site.
“The Chili Cook-Off is one of the largest fundraisers for Historic Columbia, and one of our favorite to host,” said Megan Plott, president of Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society. “We are particularly excited about our new partnership with Music Farm Columbia and to see what chili recipes our cooks can create inspired by the burning of Columbia theme.”
Want to put your chili recipe to the test? The deadline to enter the Cook-Off is 4 p.m. on Feb. 5, and the $20 entry fee covers one chili entry, plus two tickets (cook and one guest – a value of $60) for this famously hot event. Learn more and register as a cooker at historiccolumbia.org.
The Palladium Society Chili Cook-Off Presented by Music Farm Columbia is brought to you by Chernoff Newman; First Citizens Bank; the Inn at USC; Midland Agency Insurance; Palmetto Decorators, Inc.; The Boudreaux Group; Coldwell Banker – Lauren Gilstrap; David J. Watkins II, CPA; The Law Offices of Marion Moses, LLC; Master of Plaster; Mortgage Network, Inc. – Clint Hammond; Quakenbush Architects and Planners, LLC; Shear Indulgence Salon and Day Spa; Turnipseed & Associates; Willm Construction; WXRY 99.3 FM; Capitol Places; Mad Platter; Butterfly Kiss and Stark Raving.
Historic Columbia is one of nearly 30 organizations comprising Columbia Commemorates, a multi-disciplinary coalition formed to plan and implement the citywide commemoration of the Burning of Columbia. For a full list of events and exhibits planned for the commemoration, visit BurningofColumbia.com.