Columbia chili cook off happening this weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) âone space€one space” With a chill in the air, it’s time to warm up with an annual chili contest. On Saturday, the Five Points Association is hosting the 27th Annual Chili Cook Off in Columbia. The event is free. But for a donation, people can get the chance to taste more than 50 varieties of chili. All proceeds from the event will go to Camp Kemo and The Hope Center. Teams are competing in categories including Overall Best Chili, Best Vegetarian, Best Edible Hot, Overall Best Set-Up, Best Bar/Restaurant and Best Fundraising. There is also live music going on all day, as well as a beer garden and a play area for kids. ___ Online:

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