Up to 14 teams line up for competition

Franklin Tomorrow’s 12th annual Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, on Third Avenue North between Bridge Street and the Franklin Public Square as part of the Downtown Franklin Association’s annual Pumpkinfest.

Darrell Waltrip Automotive is once again a co-presenting sponsor for the event, being joined this year by Landmark Bank. The Hard Bargain Association is a featured nonprofit partner in this year’s event.

Teams ready to compete for the coveted People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards, as well as Best Booth Décor, include Granite City Food & Brewery, My Friend’s House, Franklin Noon Rotary BBQ Society, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Circa Grill of Thompson’s Station, Fountains of Franklin, Franklin Firefighters Association, Big Shake’s Hot Chicken, Brian Irvin’s Nailed it Chili, 101st Airborne Franklin’s Adopted Sons Bulldog Chili, Corner Pub Franklin, Father-Son Bowl…of Chili, Franklin City Club, and Culver’s of Franklin.

Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. or the chili runs out! Beer from Granite City Food & Brewery will also be available for purchase under the food tent at the event, which will be located on Third Avenue North between Bridge Street and the Historic Public Square.

Each $10 tasting tray will contain two-ounce samplings from each of the teams. A ticket for voting accompanies every tray. Hot dogs will be available for sale, as well as drinks and chips.

Other sponsors include: ATMOS Energy, Kathie Moore Crye-Leike REALTORS, and Buerger Moseley Carson PLC. Cheering us on are sponsors: Taylor Made Smiles, Kim Helper 21st Judicial District Attorney General, Deana Hood Attorney at Law, Judy A. Oxford Attorney at Law, State Sen. Jack Johnson, State Rep. Charles Sargent, State Rep. Glen Casada, Five Points Roofing & Construction, The TMA Group, and LeAnne Constantine Real Estate, ReMax Elite REALTORS.

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