It’s that time of year again — time to get excited for the Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off, returning for its 35th year!
The gates open at 10am on Saturday, October 4th at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. There’s fun for the entire family, with more chili, barbecue, Brunswick stew and cornbread than possible to taste in one day, plus live music, games and more.
One hundred percent of proceeds benefit 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.
After introducing an amateur barbecue competition 2013, the competition is now sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, which will be offering more than $10,000 in prize money to amateur and professional pit masters.
This year’s music lineup promises to be the best one yet, with performances by Sugarland founding member Kristen Bush and Steele Magnolia’s Joshua Scott Jones. Jimmy Buffet fans will enjoy tribute band A1A, and Convoy will play outlaw country favorites.
Entrance is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Tickets can only be purchased on site on the day of the event, and will not sell out.
Around 15,000 people attend the cook-off each year.
The Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off, Saturday, October 4, 2014. Gates open at 10am and there is no re-entry. Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013. theatlantachilicookoff.com
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