On October 17, The Lowcountry Jaycees will host the area’s ONLY local International Chili Society sanctioned cookoff to benefit Jaycee Camp Hope – the 2nd Annual Party in the Park Chili Cookoff.

This event in Beaufort’s Southside Park will feature 2 levels of International Chili Society competition: Traditional Red Chili and Homestyle Chili and fun for all ages. Register your team today at Amateurs and professionals are all welcome.


First place in the Traditional Red Chili category is $1000! Chefs also have the opportunity to compete for the “Spiciest Space” award for best themed booth. A People’s Choice Chili champion will also be named. Attendees will choose their favorite chili by casting their votes through cash donations for Jaycee Camp Hope. The chef with the most donations wins! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Southside Park in Beaufort.

Gates will open rain or shine at 11 am and the event ends at 4 pm. Bring the whole family and spend the day at the new Southside Park, at the intersection of Battery Creek Rd and Southside Blvd. Live music, craft beer, plenty of activities for kids of all ages, and a variety of food vendors for even the non-chili eaters. Plenty of parking is available.

The 2nd Annual Party in the Park Chili Cookoff is open to the public with FREE admission. Purchase all-you-can-taste chili wristbands for $20 each online at and/ or at the gate on event day.

Registered chefs will begin cooking promptly at 11 am and end at 2 pm, with judging beginning at 2:30 pm. Awards will be announced before the conclusion of the event. An award for the best themed team and display will also be a highlight of the day.

Visit us to register today, purchase all-you-can-taste bracelets, ICS Cookoff rules, and more at

The 2nd Annual Party in the Park Chili Cookoff is hosted by the Lowcountry Jaycees and managed and produced by Plum Productions. Additional questions or media, please contact Robin with Plum Productions at or Melanie Ott at