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Chili Cook-off

Rochester is getting set to host big crowds for Saturday’s 28th annual Chili Cook-Off and Red Hot Car Show.

 

18 teams are scheduled to vie for this year’s “best chili” title.

 

Prizes are awarded for first and second place,  “The People’s Choice” and  “The Best Decorated Booth.”

 

Chili tastings start at 11:00 AM, lasting until the chili runs out and are on a first come, first serve basis.  Judging is until noon with the winners announced by 1:30 pm Saturday.

 

Some traffic notes:

 

8th Street will be closed to traffic by 5:00 pm.

 

Also,  Main Street, from 9th to 4th streets will be closed along with:

 

8th Street, from Jefferson to Madison, and portions of 7th Street

 

The Fulton County United Way is helping to start the day with its Red Hot Chili 5K Run and Walk.  It starts at 9:30 Saturday morning at 7th and Monroe.  Registration is $25, and all proceeds benefit Fulton County United Way.

 

Stay tuned to GIANT fm 92.1 WROI for updates and the sounds of the event with our live broadcasts Saturday.

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