It’s too hot to handle…the competition, that is!

The Bristol Rhythm Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by Bristol Tennessee Virginia Association of Realtors and Kroger, is the tastiest competition in the Tri-Cities.


Kroger will supply: Prizes, spoons, napkins, 2 oz. Cups for chili, 1 quart containers for Judge’s chili.

The contestant will need to provide: 4 gallons of chili made from scratch, tent and table, cooking and serving utensils, decorations for your booth, gas powered stove(s) and non-electric coolers for refrigeration needs.

Each participant will receive a free single day pass to the 2017 Festival. (Up to 4)

Checks must be received before application is complete. (Make checks payable to the Birthplace of Country Music)

The participation fee is $50.00.

Deadline to submit Application is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

More Information: Contact Hagan Horn at or 423-968-1192.


First Place – $200

Second Place – $150

Third Place – $100

There are also categories for People’s Choice, Wimpy Chili, and Showmanship. If you think you have the recipe to beat, this is the competition for you!



To enter the Chili Cook Off please visit, or print off a Paper Application by clicking HERE.