Chili Cookoff: I like it Sunny and 75!

It was a gorgeous weekend at the Mississippi Riverfront park in Clarksville Missouri. Saturday was a perfect day for the International Chili Society (ICS) Clarksville Missouri Regional Chili Cookoff! Chili, Music, Drinks, Chili, Dancing, Snow Cones, and more Chili! I had them all!

I don’t have the list of winners with me, but I’ll get them in this post this week!

Get your recipes ready for next year. You might be cooking next to me. See you next year!

Chili Cookoff This Weekend


The Clarksville Regional Chili Cookoff is happening this weekend. The weather looks like it might be the best June 2nd we’ve seen in years! No sweltering heat. No drenching humidity. No bugs!  Check out the Chili event page on facebook. There’s still time to sign up if you’d like to see if your chili has what it takes. You might even win $600 cash! We’re giving away $1200 total!

We’ve got 2 bands set to play, so there will be plenty of music to go along with the beers and the chili. First up are local friends of mine: Stranger’s Almanac. I’ve seen them play the Dog Prairie Tavern in St. Paul, Missouri and I’m glad the made the bill as the opening band for the Chili Cookoff. They play modern and classic covers this Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.


After Stranger’s Almanac, St Louis’s favorite big band Everyday People will finish the day playing 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. They will cover tunes from every era and are sure to be a hit with all ages.


Don’t forget, there will also be a beer garden, Chili tasting, great prize raffles, and other food and great people.  Help support the Arts, and our Sponsors!

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Claymalnay Vineyard and Winery Grand Opening This Saturday


Everyone probably already has plans this weekend. But if you need something to do, head to Frankford, Missouri for the Grand Opening of the Claymalnay Vineyard & Winery.

Claymalnay is celebrating the opening of their winery and tasting room Saturday, May 26th. Your welcome to bring a picnic or purchase cheese, sausage and crackers from the tastingroom.

Live Music 2:00PM – 5:00PM by:
Different Feel (Ryan Couch and Jordan McCalister).

Come on out and help them kick off their new adventure!!


9800 Pike 49
Frankford, MO 63441

Phone: 573-248-7891


May – October: Saturday – Sunday, Noon – 5 pm

Secluded away in the beautiful hills of Pike County, Claymalnay is a family-owned and operated Vineyard & Winery in Frankford, Missouri. When you visit, you’ll be surrounded with beautiful trees and wildlife. We offer complimentary tastings and discounts on cases of wine. Bring a picnic basket or purchase pre-packaged sausage, cheeses and crackers – either way you are guaranteed a peaceful, relaxing day.

Chili con Clarksville!


You ain’t gonna get any nouveau, amandine, thin crust, bottled water, sauteed city food. Food’s brown, hot, and plenty of it!!

Clarksville Missouri Regional Chili Cookoff is happening Saturday June 2nd in Clarksville’s beautiful Mississippi Riverfront Park. It’s a good time for everyone who attends, but the cooks seem to have the most fun! For a little taste of the fun, check this video from the 2010 World Champions featuring Scott and Lauren Hunt from Bowling Green Missouri, who qualified through the Clarksville Regional Chili Cookoff!

Featuring Clarksville Regional Qualifiers Scott & Lauren Hunt from Bowling Green Missouri!

For more information, check the Clarksville Missouri Regional Chili Cookoff Facebook Page. Then check out the sponsoring Raintree Arts Council Facebook Page.

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Winter Blues’ Sweet Cure

Succulent Sounds, Delicious Sweets, & Rich Coffee to sooth your winter blues.

Sunday, January 15, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 PM

The Apple Shed in Clarksville, MO

Pat Joyce & Jerry Epperson play music.

Coffee & Dessert Buffet.

$20 Tickets available at:

  • Clarksville: Pirate’s Cove
  • Louisiana: Louisiana Flowers & Gifts
  • Bowling Green: Ingram’s Plumbing
  • Elsberry: Palmer Library
  • Raintree Arts Council web site