Chili cook-off to heat up Murrells Inlet Oct. 12

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - The 15th Annual Lip-Rippin' Chilympics Chili Cook Off will be held Sunday, October 12 in Murrells Inlet at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park.

The event kicks-off at noon with chili samples available to purchase from over 40 area self-proclaimed "Chilimasters." $1 sample tickets will be sold for chili and beer will also be available for purchase.

Categories of competition for this year are: Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People's Choice, Hottest, Most Original, Best Vegetarian, Best Theme, and Best Use of South Carolina Products.

Here is this year's music line-up with tentative times:

WKZQ Stage (Morse Park Landing)

Noon: Sideways Derby

1 pm: Strike-O-Matics

2 pm: October Chorus

3 pm: winners/announcements

4 pm: IAMDYNAMITE

5 pm: My Goodness

King Street Grille Stage:

12:30: Folkem Duo

1:30: The Winchesters

2:30: The IZM

3:30: Ras Bonghi All Stars

4:30: Faux Show

Competition participants and guests are asked to bring a non-perishable or canned food item to support the efforts of South Strand Helping Hand. A Kids' Area with food, soft drinks, face painting, and inflatables will be available.

The event is free and open to the public.

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