Thursday, October 14, 2021

Farmers’ Market hosts Chili Cook Off Saturday

Area residents can spice up the weekend with samples from the Chili Cook-Off set for 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 17.

Visitors can taste several creations and then cast a vote for Canton's Best Chili at this special fundraiser set to take place during the final Canton Farmers Market of the season.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Canton Cares Fund, a 501(c)(3) that supports the Canton community by providing financial assistance to disaster relief, therapeutic recreation, youth and senior programs, employee recognition, and scholarships. The Canton Cares Fund, part of the Canton Community Foundation has distributed thousands of dollars to those in need since it was started in 2018. Funds are raised exclusively from individuals and business donations. 

"The Canton Cares Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser was created to offer participants a fun and tasty way to support our community," said Laura Mortier, recreation supervisor. "Our goal with this year's Chili Cook-Off is to provide a great fall event that benefits a great cause." 

Tickets for this event will be sold at the door for $10 for ages 13 and older, or $5 for ages 12 and younger. Cash transactions are preferred. The children's meal includes a hot dog. The event is limited to the first 1,000 participants.  Additional full servings of chili and hot dogs will be available for purchase for $2 each. 

For more information about the Chili Cook-Off or other events, visit or call (734) 394-5460.

The Chili Cook-Off is planned for Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road in Canton.