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What’s New for the Annual Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off

The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off returns this October for its 34th year and with it, some changes.

The biggest change: the location. Previously held at Stone Mountain, the new venue for the cook-off is the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Located 28 miles east of Atlanta, this location will include onsite permanent restroom facilities, convenient parking and easier access to the event.

chili cook-offDon’t worry, you’ll be sure to eat your weight and then some in chili. In addition to more than 300 teams competing for the top spots, there will be cold beer, a mullet flop, a jalapeño eating contest, live music, games for all ages and more.

But that’s not all. Also new this year is chilithe addition of a barbecue cook-off, where amateur pit masters will have the opportunity to compete for the best barbecue chicken and ribs.

As in years past, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Twin Lakes, a network of children’s camps that provide life-changing experiences to thousands of Georgia children with serious illnesses, disabilities and challenges. Over the past seven years the cook-off has raised approximately $500,000 for Camp Twin Lakes.

Tickets to the event are $10 for adults and can only be purchased at the event (tickets will not sell out). Children 12 and under are free. The gates open at 10am and there is no re-entry. Parking costs $5. Approximately 15,000 people attend each year.

The 34th Annual Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at The Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway in Conyers, Georgia.

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Snapshots from the Great Chili Cook-Off

Saturday’s 31st annual Great Miller Light Chili Cook-Off at Stone Mountain was a celebration of all things spicy and savory as hundreds of teams cooked up their best chili, Brunswick stew or cornbread.

Amateur chefs served up samples of their recipes along a tasting trail that wandered through the trees.  From sweet to spicy, beef to alligator, there was a chili (or several) for everyone.

Around 300 teams competed for top prize in each of the three food categories.

First Place for Chili: Howard Crew Chili & Stew, Don & Jen Howard

First Place for Brunswick Stew: Dos Gringos, Bob Sims

First Place for Cornbread: Hammerhead Chili, Amy Phillips

For more information on the Great Miller Light Chili Cook-Off and to see a full list of winners visit www.theatlantachilicookoff.com.

Here are snapshots from the chili cook-off.  click photos to enlarge