Morgantown Hosts First Annual Heat In The Hills Chili Cook-Off


On Saturday, August 22,2015, the first annual Heat in the Hills Chili Cook-Off will be held at Camp Muffly near Morgantown. Total cash prizes of more than $2,000, in four categories, Red Chili, Green Chili, Salsa, and People’s Choice, will be awarded to the winners. First time entrants as well as veteran cooks from across WV and surrounding states are encouraged to register and participate. The cook-off is a sanctioned International Chili Society (ICS) event and the winner will be a step closer to the 2015 ICS world championship. With 20 or more participating cooks, the winner will automatically be eligible to compete at the world competition. If there are fewer than 20 cooks, the winner will compete in a regional event leading to the world competition.

The public is urged to attend the event, sample the chili and vote for your favorite. In addition, all will delight in the live music, enjoy cold beverages, appreciate and purchase the wares of local craft vendors, and the children can entertain themselves with the supervised activities. Tickets will be available at the gate. Ticket prices: adults $10, children 6-18 $8, children 5 and under no charge. Gate opens to the public at 11 am.
Event proceeds will benefit Empty Bowls Monongalia (EBM). Funds raised by EBM stay in Monongalia County and are awarded to local food pantries, meal programs, and weekend backpack food programs. Currently EBM is supporting 21 different programs in Monongalia County.
For additional event information email or contact Rob Wolfe 304.290.0360. Participating cooks may register online at