Enter the 'Industrial Strength' chili cook-off in Gulfport, taking place September 25

Entry deadline is September 20th for the chili tasting and judging event. The entry fee is only $25 and includes an IAC membership and commemorative apron. Check the Industrial Arts Center website to register and to read the official rules.

Saturday, September 25; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Event tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for kids. Industrial Arts Center- 2902A Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport (in the Art Village Courtyard). For more information call 727-289-9365 or visit www.industrialartscenter.org.

Is your bowl o' red so tasty that it has what it takes to win some competitions? Then take a crack at the blue ribbon in the Industrial Arts Center's Industrial Strength chili cook-off on Saturday, September 25th in Gulfport.

The event will showcase kicked up chilis from 20 different entrants, event guests getting to sample all of them (if they dare). There will also be live music by Silk Heat — and plenty of antacids to go around that night.

First, second and third place winners will receive hand blown chili pepper trophies. Attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award at a cost of $1 per vote. Proceeds will support the Industrial Arts Center operating fund.

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