11th annual Chilirhea chili cook-off set for Saturday

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Get hungry, chili fans.

The 11th annual Chilirhea chili cook-off is set for Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

The event, which began as a backyard party among friends in 2004 has grown into a huge annual fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research, raising $175,000 over the past five years for Alzheimer’s Arkansas and UAMS Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

This year’s event will include over 30 teams competition for the chili making crown, live music by The Uncrowned Kings, a silent auction, live auction, and more.

The chili competition will be judged by locals from the community, and attendees may also vote in the people’s choice competition for $1.

The party starts at noon, chili will be served until at least 2 p.m., and the fun goes until 6 p.m.

Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door. All the chili you can eat and drinks are included in the ticket price.

For more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.