Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show

February 10, 2024 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Bushnell Plaza Park (Downtown Bushnell)
117 E. Joe P. Strickland
Jr. Avenue, Bushnell
Kelli Barnes
Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show @ Bushnell Plaza Park (Downtown Bushnell)

Grab your friends and family and join the fun on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 12:30-4:00 p.m., for the City of Bushnell’s Chili Cookoff! This event will take place in the downtown Bushnell Plaza Park, and the City is requesting Teams/Participants sign up by January 31 (no entry fee). Participants should prepare 2 gallons of chili, and teams may begin cooking at 8:00 a.m. at the event site. Official judging will take place at 12:00 p.m., the event begins at 12:30 p.m., and the People’s Choice Chili judging is from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m., and the Best Decorated “Chili Themed” Booth will win a prize! Armbands for chili tasting and voting will be sold to attendees for $5.00. For more information, questions, or to enter your team in the contest, please contact the City’s Special Events Coordinator, Kelli Barnes, at 352-303-0382 or

“Best All Around:” Ideal balance of flavor and spice to perfection.
“Most Unique:” Chili with an unexpected twist.
“People’s Choice:” Chili chosen by the people.

We are accepting a maximum of 20 team entries for the Chili Cook-Off through January 31st! If you want to participate text or call: 352-303-0382 or email:
If you are interested in participating in the car show, you have until Wednesday, January 24th. We are accepting 30 cars. Please either call, text or email: 352-303-0382 or

We will also have on site some Food Trucks, Kona Ice, Bloomin Brews, a soft drink/tea booth and sweets.
See you there!

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