Missouri State Chili Cookoff at the Pike County Fair

The Show-Me Missouri State Chili Cookoff at this year’s Pike County Fair was a wonderful experience for all the chili cooks who participated. The weather was hot. The chili was hot, but the beer, and tea was ice cold. We only wished a lot more people would have come to experience the chilis made by chefs from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arkansas. 21 Red Chili, 14 Green Chili, 12 Salsa and 15 Anything Goes Chili competed for prizes and a place to cook at the world competition.

Everyone cooked in the beer garden, next to the horseshoe pits and the peddle tractor pull track. Next year get out to the fair early and see a few things that go on during the day. They let you in and out of the fair all day.

Bill Blakey painted and framed some original watercolor paintings for the cookoff trophies.  They got a lot of attention from everyone cooking, because only a few would get to take one home.

Larry and Joyce Wright from St. Charles, Missouri won the Raintree Arts Council fund raising raffle for an overnight stay at Overlook Farms at Rackheath House or Cedarcrest Manor.

The Cookoff Results:

 

Anything Goes (the fund raising part of our event):

  • 3rd Place Carrie Capps (1st time for this event, did better than her husband)
  • 2nd Place Todd Finn
  • 1st Place George Rives

Salsa

  • 3rd Mark Hurt
  • 2nd Todd Finn
  • 1st Bruce Brown Witchta , Ks. (going to the World)

Chili Verde

  • 3rd Larry Eastep
  • 2nd Robin Seuferer
  • 1st Scott Hunt( Bowling Green, Mo. going to the World)

Red Chili

  • Second and third were decided by breaking Tie
  • 3rd. Robin Seuferer
  • 2nd Shelby Lynn
  • 1st Mark Hurt Tolono, Il

Thanks to all the venue, sponsors, cooks, and volunteers for making this a very successful event.

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Today at the Pike County Fair: Chili Cookoff, Horseshoe Tournament, Music by Bill Whyte, The McClymonts, & Tracy Lawrence

Saturday, July 28 Adults $20, Children $15

Bill Whyte

The McClymonts

Tracy Lawrence

9 am – 6 pm
“Show-Me” Missouri State Chili Cook-off – Beer Garden – View Details

Noon
Food Stand Open

Noon-5:00 pm &
6:00-Midnight
Carnival Rides Open – Price of Admission includes unlimited rides

Noon
Horseshoe Tournament – Beside Beer Garden – View Details

1:00 pm
ATV Rodeo in Horse Arena – View Details
(Registration 10 am – 12:15 pm; Riders meeting 12:45 pm)

1:00-11:00 pm
Commercial Exhibits Open

2:00-8:30 pm
4-H Exhibits Building Open

2:00 pm
Association of Fairs Public Speaking Contest – Small Stage – View Details

2:00 pm
Pedal Tractor Pull – Beer Garden Pavilion – View Details
(Registration starts at 1:30 pm by beer garden)

3:00 pm
Horseshoe Doubles Tournament – Beside the Beer Garden – View Details

3:00 pm
Family Fun and Games – Small Stage
• Hula Hoop Contest
• Chubby Bunny Contest
• Frog Jumping Contest (bring your own frog)

3:00 pm
Lawn Mower Derby – Motocross Track – View Details
(Registration: 2 pm)

4:00 pm
Look-a-Like Contest – Small Stage – View Details

5:00-8:00 pm
Food Stand Serving Dinner Special – Pike County. Pork Steak

5:00-11:00 pm
Commercial Exhibit Building Open

5:30-10:00 pm
Petting Zoo Opens

6:00 pm
Pike County 4-H & FFA Sale – Livestock Barn

6:00-9:00 pm
Mid-Missouri Clowns For Christ

7:00 pm
Main Stage Entertainment – Bill Whyte – View Details

8:00-Midnight
Beer Garden Open with music provided by “Riverside”

8:00 pm
Main Stage Entertainment – The McClymonts – View Details

9:00 pm
Main Stage Entertainment – Tracy Lawrence – View Details

Today at the Pike County Fair: Dance Show, Demolition Derby & More

Friday, July 27  Adult $15, Children $12

9:30 am
Poultry Show (poultry in place by 8 am)

Rabbit Show immediately following Poultry Show (rabbits in place by 9 am)

1:00 pm
Dogs, Cats, and Clover Kid Pets in Place

1:15 pm
Clover Kid Pet Show

2:00 pm
Cat Show with Dog Show immediately following

1:00-11:00 pm
Food Stand Open – Sandwich Menu

5:00-8:00 pm
Food Stand Serving Dinner Special – Boneless Catfish

5:00-11:00 pm
Commercial Exhibits Open

5:30-10:00 pm
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

5:30-10:00 pm
4-H Exhibits Building Open

6:00-Midnight
Carnival Rides Open – Price of Admission includes unlimited rides

6:00-9:00 pm
Mid-Missouri Clowns for Christ

6:30 pm
Team Sorting – Horse Arena – View Details

7:00 pm
Talent Show “So You Think You Can Dance” – Small Stage (registration 6:30 pm)View Details

7:00 pm
Bud Blow-Out Demolition Derby – Main Track – View Details
Rules available at www.derbyicons.com
Call Brent Potter for entry form at 573-470-5013

8:00-Midnight
Beer Garden Open with music provided by “Country Soul”

Today at the Pike County Fair: Fashion Revue, Speed Horses, Tractor Pull, Dart Tournament, & More

Thursday, July 26  Adult $10, Children $8

Tractor Pull

Tractor Pull

9:30 am
Fashion Revue

Noon
Steer Weigh-in – Cattle must be in place – Livestock Barn

1:00-11:00 pm
Food Stand Open

4:00 pm
Bucket Calf Show – Livestock Barn
Followed by Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle – Showmanship/Breeding Cattle/Steers

5:00-8:00 pm
Food Stand Serving Dinner Special – Pike Co. Boneless Pork Chops

5:00-10:30 pm
Commercial Exhibits Open

5:30-10:00 pm
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides – Commerical Building

5:30-10:00 pm
4-H Exhibits Building Open

6:00 pm
Western Speed Horse Show – Horse Arena – View Details

6:00-11:00 pm
Carnival Rides Open – Price of Admission includes unlimited rides

6:00 pm
Farm Field Tractor Pull – Main Track – View Details

7:30 pm (NEW TIME)
Baby Show – Small Stage (registration 6:30 – 7:15 pm) – View Details

7:00 pm
Dart Tournament – Beer Garden

8:00-11:00 pm
Beer Garden Open with music provided by “Deviation”

7:30 pm
Pro Tractor Pull – Main Track – View Details

Today at the Pike County Fair: Washer Tournament, Truck Pull, Rodeo, Wild Cow Milking, & More

Wednesday, July 25  Adult $10, Children $8

Noon
All swine in place

1:00-11:00 pm
Food Stand Open

4:00 pm
Swine Showmanship, Breeding Swine Show, Crossbred Gilt Show, Barrow Show

5:00-8:00 pm
Food Stand Serving Dinner Special – Ribeye Steak

5:00-10:30 pm
Commercial Exhibit Building Open

5:30-10:00 pm
4-H Exhibits Building Open

5:30-10:00 pm
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

6:00-11:00 pm
Carnival Rides Open – Price of Admission includes unlimited rides

6:00-9:00 pm
Mid-Missouri Clowns for Christ

6:00 pm
Motocross Quad Races – Motocross Track – View Details
(Sign-in: 3 pm; Practice: 5 pm)

7:00 pm
Washer Tournament – Beer Garden

7:00 pm
Talent Show – Vocal & Instrumental Only – Small Stage (registration 6:30 pm) – View Details

7:00 pm
Truck Pull (sanctioned & non-sanctioned) – Main Track – View Details

8:00 pm
Rodeo & Wild Cow Milking – Horse Arena – View Details