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Chili Cookoff

October 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Grand Lake Chili Cookoff! The winners were:

1st Place
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
Jennifer Bishop and the Team at Mercer Residential Services

2nd Place
Hopefully Award Winning Chili
Matthew Fox

3rd Place
Bad Boy Chili
Issac Huelsmeyer

People’s Choice
1st Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
2nd Hopefully Award Winning Chili

Thank you to our judges: Amy Ruane, Dave Wolters and Roger Craig.

A special thank-you to Matthew Fox, who donated his prize money back to the LIA.

Proceeds from the event will go toward lake improvement efforts.



Brew Nation is hosting the 4th annual Chili Cookoff from 12-4pm Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 110 S. Main St. in Celina, Ohio. The event is sponsored by the Lake Improvement Association, and all proceeds will go toward lake improvement efforts.

Please come out and sample the area’s hottest, sweetest, finest and most delicious chili – it’s just $7 per person – then vote for your favorite!

Brew Nation will feature live music and an outstanding selection of beverages during the event.

Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories: judges’ favorites and people’s choice, as follows:

  • 1st Place: $150
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $75
  • People’s Choice 1: $150
  • People’s Choice 2: $75

We’ll see you on October 15!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for chili entries has closed. 




October 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm