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Kirkwood's 18th Annual 'Thin Air' Chili Cook Off

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Regional Chili Chefs Compete For Top Honors

Make it a family affair and mark the date for the 18th Annual ‘Thin Air’ Chili Cook Off. The ‘Thin Air’ Chili Cook Off is planned for Saturday, September 1, from noon until 4 pm. The event, sponsored by the Kirkwood Community Association, features the region’s top chili makers, beer and wine tasting, live music provided by the Wesley Orsolic Band and a Kid’s Zone with face painting, a bounce house, games and arts and crafts (for a $10 entry fee). Chili, beer/wine tasting kits include a commemorative glass for a fee of $35 for adults over 21 years of age.

Chili tasting kits without beer and winetasting are $20. If you would like to enter your favorite chili, please visit www.thekca.org to sign up. Purchase tickets on the Village Plaza on the day of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Chili, Crowd Favorite and Best Booth. Net proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Kirkwood Rescue Avalanche Dog Foundation.